Harry Coover dies

SpitfireV

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Harry Coover has died. He invented Super Glue, but other than making most of us glue our fingers together at some point in our lives, he also invented a form of it as a tissue adhesive. From wikipedia:

"While much attention was given to the glue's capacity to bond solid materials, Coover was also the first to recognize and patent cyanoacrylates as a tissue adhesive. First used in the Vietnam War to temporarily patch the internal organs of injured soldiers until conventional surgery could be performed, tissue adhesives are now used worldwide for a variety of sutureless surgical applications"

While you guys would know far more about it than I ever could I thought I might make a thread for a guy who presumably created quite the advance in emergency medicine.
 

Dame

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What a great thing to be remembered for. Rest in peace knowing you have left the world a better place, Mr. Coover.
 
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