The History of Surgical Gloves?

Answer In 1894, William Stewart Halsted pioneered the widespread use of rubber gloves during surgery. Halsted was the first surgeon-in-chief and first professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital wi... Read More »

Top Q&A For: The History of Surgical Gloves

Who developed the use of surgical gloves in 1889?

The use of surgical gloves in 1889 started when nurse Caroline Hampton had an allergy to the disinfectant used during surgery. William Stewart Halsted, the father of safe surgery, contacted Goodyea... Read More »

What surgical gloves were worn in the 1930s?

From 1928 through 1966, reusable Latex gloves were commonly used for surgical procedures. As long as the surface was intact, the gloves could be reused after cleaning, lubrication and sterilizatio... Read More »

Are fielding gloves bigger than normal baseball gloves?

The gloves used for infield positions are usually smaller than gloves used in the outfield. Adult outfield gloves tend to be 12 inches to 13 inches, while gloves used by pitchers and infielders are... Read More »

How to Make Fingerless Gloves from Leather Gloves?

Want to make fingerless gloves like the ones you see the bikers wear on TV? It's not that difficult–you just need some time and a pair of gloves.