REAL Life Drawing: My Eye On Washington DC

REAL Life Drawing: My Eye On Washington DC
Photo- Gessoed Hand of MG Stout holding her favorite paint while prepping paper

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Retaining Water, Cramps, Headache ...

Man, I feel like a woman. I am afraid to go into the District this afternoon as I've heard menstruation attracts bears! (a very funny fallacy)  Anywho... today I'd like to thank Dr. Earle Haas and Gertrude Tendrich.  In 1929, the modern tampon was first invented and patented by Dr. Haas.  His patent description was for a "catamenial device," derived from the Greek word for monthly.  He later trademarked Tampax as the brandname for his tampon product.  Ms. Tendrich founded the Tampax company for the mass production of tampons after buying the patent and trademark rights from Dr. Haas.

The tampon is one of the greatest inventions ever invented.  Think about it for a moment.  From the dawn of man,  women have been trying to deal with this monthly mess discreetly.  Nobody wants to advertise that their uterus lining is falling out by sporting a bulky diaper!  Historically tampons were made of lint wrapped around a small piece of wood (No joke! It has be documented by Hippocrates in the fifth century B.C).  Other materials used for the first tampons have included:  wool, paper, vegetable fibers, sponges, grass and finally cotton.  Aye ca-rumba!

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