Monday, February 11, 2013

Images And Words Week 197 - Ingenious Inventions

Rubber Gloves

Did You Know?

In 1889, William Stewart Halsted, the first chief of surgery at John Hopkins Hospital, invented rubber gloves in order to prevent medical staff from catching dermatitis from surgical chemicals.


  1. those are some FANCY rubber oh my!!

    great invention but the reasoning is a bit 'strange'!

    I remember Fletch....great comedy

    your response to the theme is "pretty in Pink!!!!"

  2. Love this one Milli. They sure are pretty.

  3. And I figure millions of housewives are thankful to this chap too. Great entry, Milli.

    My entry

  4. Good photo, interesting, but I have never been a friend of rubber gloves and must admit have never used them. the only protective gloves I use are sometimes in the garden.

  5. A simple but effective invention, for sure!!! Great shot. Here is MY I&W ENTRY

  6. What a great idea for the theme!
    I have few pairs of them. :)

  7. Neat shot of that pair of pretty gloves... I never wear rubber gloves but I admit that I should...

  8. Love your gloves. Hey they aren't dirty...
    They are a great invention. I
    couldn't garden without them.

  9. Thanks dear Friends for stopping by and commenting on my fancy rubber gloves.
    A bit tongue in cheek this week but I certainly do use them and often!!

  10. I guess this must be typical Milli- rubber gloves!