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travis tynefield wrote at 2011-06-16 01:28:43
Gael Tynefield, while working for abbot medical or something. U can google it. He happens to be the "actualy" inventor tho under contract with abbot received nothing but a bonus in his pay check. And yes it was originally invented for using with children.  

Arlene Owens wrote at 2012-08-23 11:52:56
I worked at Redmer Plastics in Boca Raton, Fl in the 1960's making butterfly needles that we were told were invented by Mr. Redmer. They were sold to Abbott Laboratories until Abbott bought out Mr. Redmer.

Other things we made that were Mr. Redmer's inventions were the pinch clamp and the blood filter, also now belonging to Abbott.

Richard Mordhorst wrote at 2014-04-05 23:18:25
My Uncle, Albert Bujan of Abbott Labs was the inventor of the Butterfly needle.  He passed away December of 2014.  He also has 10 other patents while employed with Abbott Labs, of North Chicago, IL.  I am very proud of him.

Michael Brooks wrote at 2016-05-06 04:09:05
However the work of A. Bujan added upon earlier work by A.S. Rathkey and others who had already proposed a needle with wings. The patent issued to A.S. Rathkey and separately to R.R. Holmes predates that of Abbott Labs by at least 3 years.  


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Pediatrician, retired. I trained at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia some years ago and I did private practice here in Winston-Salem for 30 years until I went full time to the Wake Forest Medical School until retirement.

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