Johnson & Johnson is a U.S. manufacturer of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, perfumes and baby products founded in 1886 . The company headquarters is located in New Brunswick , New Jersey , United States . The company includes some 230 subsidiary companies with operations in over 57 countries. Its products are sold in over 175 countries. The brands of Johnson & Johnson are numerous medications and first aid supplies.

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Edward Mead Johnson , inspired by a speech by antisepsis of Joseph Lister , joined in 1885 the brothers James Wood Johnson and Robert Wood Johnson to create a line of surgical dressings “ready to use.” The company produced its first products since 1886 and trained as a corporation in 1887 . Robert Wood Johnson was the first president of the company. Worked to improve sanitary practices in the nineteenth century, and lent his name to a hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Upon his death in 1910 , was succeeded as president by his brother James Wood Johnson until 1932 , then by his son, Robert Wood Johnson II . More