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      A collage of photos of President Theodore Roosevelt, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama

      That’s so presidential! 4 of Johnson & Johnson’s most memorable moments with heads of state

      In honor of Presidents’ Day, the company’s chief historian shares some stories of special company connections to former U.S. presidents, including the day one leader awarded Johnson & Johnson with a medal for a century’s worth of innovation.
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      Company founders (left to right) Robert Wood Johnson, James Wood Johnson and Edward Mead Johnson on an illustrated background of Johnson & Johnson’s first building in New Brunswick, New Jersey

      Band of brothers: Meet the innovative men who founded Johnson & Johnson in 1886

      The largest healthcare company in the world began as a simple partnership among three forward-thinking siblings. We explore the lasting impact James, Edward Mead and Robert Johnson, the company’s first president, had on Johnson & Johnson.
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      FINAL LEDE- The 1888 Johnson & Johnson Manual That Changed Surgery for the Better- Modern Methods of Antiseptic Wound Treatment and surgical products - compressed

      The 1888 Johnson & Johnson manual that changed surgery for the better

      In honor of the World Health Organization’s Save Lives: Clean Your Hands campaign, we look at how the company helped usher in the concept of sterile surgery at a time when physicians weren’t even in the habit of scrubbing in.
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      Image of a Couple Sitting on the Ocean’s Edge From the 1889 Red Cross® Kidney Plasters Ad from Johnson & Johnson

      The story behind the romantic Johnson & Johnson ad that ran for an unprecedented 30 years

      With Valentine’s Day upon us, it’s the perfect time to pay homage to an iconic couple featured in an ad for Red Cross® Kidney Plasters. Johnson & Johnson’s Chief Historian reveals why the public fell so madly in love with it.
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      Destroying Railroad

      How a train ride inspired the idea for Johnson & Johnson’s commercial first aid kits

      For the first installment of our J&J Lightbulb Moment series—which looks at pivotal “aha moments” at the company that had a lasting impact on healthcare—we delve into how a chance meeting on a cross-country trip inspired a life-changing invention.
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      Anatomy of an IPO collage

      Anatomy of an IPO: The story of how Johnson & Johnson went public

      We trace the company’s 130-year evolution from a small operation with 14 employees to its IPO 75 years ago this month to its current standing as a forward-thinking healthcare leader.