Toxic shock syndrome and tampons

the history ot tampons

By hp1650
  • 100 BCE

    1st Use

    1st Use
    The tampon was used as a medical device. Antiseptic cotton rolls were used to stop bleeding from bullet wounds.
  • 2nd use

    2nd use
    A French doctor described a tampon made from tightly rolled, vinegar-soaked linen that was used to stop the flow of non-menstrual vaginal discharge.
  • 3rd use

    3rd use
    The British Medical Journal published a report on ‘Dr. Aveling’s Vaginal Tampon-Tube’, a complex applicator contraption with a ‘small unsilvered glass vaginal speculum, with a wooden rod’.
  • 4th

    An entry in the British edition of the Nurse’s Dictionary of Medical Terms and Nursing Treatment Compiled for the Use of Nurses, defined tampons as plugs of antiseptic wool enclosed in gauze, and used for introducing into the vagina.
  • 5th use

    5th use
    During World War 1, nurses produced their own tampons that were made of cotton wool.
  • 6th use

    6th use
    A Kimberly-Clark employee named John Williamson allegedly poked some holes in a condom, stuffed it with the fluffy absorbent filling used in commercial Kotex pads, and pitched it as a menstrual solution. It didn’t catch on.
  • 7th use

    7th use
    American doctor Earle Cleveland Haas applied for a patent on Tampax, which comes from the words ‘tampon’ and ‘vaginal pack’. He sells this pattent to business woman Gertrude Tendrich, for 32,000 USD. She starts a company named … Tampax.