April 21, 2016 Melissa Bauman


Welcome back to #THROWBACKTHURSDAY! We love this series because every Thursday we take a trip down memory lane and visit the history of Urgent Care for Kids, healthcare, and other fun things. Hop into our time machine and let’s go!

Today we are going to talk about the history of a very dear friend to all. They are there for us when we are hurt, bleeding, stinging, or itching. Can you guess what I am describing? BAND-AIDS! Band-aids are a crucial part of every household and first aid kit. They give us comfort in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Enjoy learning a little more on the history of Bandaids


The Band-Aid was invented by Thomas Anderson and Earl Dickson, an employee at Johnson & Johnson. They were invented for Dickson’s wife who often cut and burned herself while cooking. The bandages were 3 inches wide and 18 inches long!




Decorative bandages were introduced, one design being called: “Stars and Strips” (not to be confused with Stars and Stripes!)



The one and only John Travolta appeared in a Band-Aid brand commercial!


The Liquid Bandage was introduced by Band-Aid brand to promote fast healing on contact



Band-Aid Brand relaunched their jingle with a new commercial. Remember that jingle, that we have all heard? “I am stuck on Band-Aid Brand!”

Hope you have enjoyed this journey to the past! Check out more on Band-Aid Brand’s history here. Join us next week for more of #ThrowbackThursday!


Urgent Care for Kids is the largest pediatric urgent care chain in Texas, serving families in the greater Austin, DFW, and Houston areas. Our goal is to provide every patient with the highest quality medical care and superior customer service at a time and location that is convenient to working parents. We accept all major commercial insurance plans and all Texas Medicaid and CHIP plans in order to best serve our patients and their families. To learn more about our locations, hours, and services we provide, please visit our website.


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