Johnson, Robert Wood

Johnson, Robert Wood

(1845–1910) businessman, philanthropist; born in Carbondale, Pa. He worked as a druggist in New York and organized Seabury and Johnson (1874) and then Johnson and Johnson (with his brother James W. Johnson) in 1886. Inspired by the British surgeon, Joseph Lister, he pioneered advances in surgical dressings, medical supplies, and antiseptic practices. He made bequests to colleges of pharmacy and Episcopal churches, and the foundation established in his name is one of the wealthiest in America, with particular interest in financing medical research.
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Her father James Loring Johnson, is one of the grandsons of the founder of Johnson & Johnson, Robert Wood Johnson, the (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4906348/Johnson-Johnson-heiress-tried-kick-horse.html) Daily Mail reported.
Foundation, International Development Research Centre, Johnson & Johnson, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, and Nuffield Trust.
(2.) AcademyHealth is grateful for the support provided by the Rockefeller Foundation, the International Development Research Centre, Johnson & Johnson, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, and the Nuffield Trust.