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World's Fair in Philadelphia, 1876

Image courtesy: Philadelphia Free Library

Robert Wood Johnson attended the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia as a representative of his company, Seabury & Johnson. At the Medical Congress, a fair attraction, he listened to a lecture by the pioneering physician, Dr. Joseph Lister, who championed his radical new procedure: sterile surgery. Inspired by Lister, Johnson went on to co-found Johnson & Johnson, the world's first company to mass-produce antiseptic surgical supplies.