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  • In a Moment of Vision...

  • It's the winter of 1890.

  • Dr. William Halsted is the chief surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

  • The scrub nurse under Halsted, a woman named Caroline Hampton, begins to develop a severe reaction to the strong disinfectants used to scour her hands and arms before surgery.

  • Halsted takes an interest in her plight.

  • In a moment of vision, he asks Goodyear rubber company to experiment with the production of a pair of thin rubber gloves.

  • They fit Caroline, well, like gloves, and her hands begin to recover.

  • In fact, the gloves are such a success that the good doctor orders more for his team and for himself.

  • From these early experiments, a multibillion dollar rubber glove industry is born.

  • And it turns out the doctor didn't just want to protect the nurse's hands,

  • he also wanted to take them in holy matrimony.

  • Halsted and Caroline were married just a few months after he gave her that first pair of gloves.

In a Moment of Vision...

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