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Origin of Adhesive Bandage (Plaster)

An adhesive bandage, also called a sticking plaster (or simply plaster) in British English, is a small medical dressing used for injuries not serious enough to require a full-size bandage. They are also known by the genericized trademarks Band-Aid (as “band-aid” or “band aid” in the US) or Elastoplast (in the UK). The first adhesive bandage was invented in 1920 by Earle Dickson, a cotton buyer for the Johnson & […]

Origin of Plaster