Some Stuff You Probably Never Knew
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Gamgee Tissue is a surgical dressing invented by Dr. Joseph Sampson Gamgee
in Birmingham, England, in 1880. Gamgee Tissue has a thick layer of absorbent
cotton wool between two layers of absorbent gauze. It represents the first use
of cotton wool in a medical context, and was a major advancement in the
prevention of infection of surgical wounds. It is still the basis for many
modern surgical dressings. The name is a trademark, and has been since 1911.
Tolkein In Birmingham, "Gamgee" became the colloquial name for cotton wool, which
possibly led to the character name (Sam Gamgee) in J. R. R. Tolkien's The
Lord of the Rings.The connection is not certain: in Appendix F to The Lord of the Rings,
Tolkien mentions, but at the same time denies, the reading of Gamgee as a
pun relating to the name of Sam's wife, Rosie Cotton. He further
elaborates the 'real' Westron names of which 'Gamgee' and 'Cotton' are
However, in the same section Tolkien also addresses hobbit (which was
certainly created first and translated afterward, as described in Tolkien's own
comment on the initial writing of The Hobbit) and Brandywine (an
obvious English pun on the Elvish Baranduin, 'justified' as translation
of a similarly alcoholic pun in Westron). In this context we may suspect that
the Professor is speaking tongue-in-cheek; the Gamgee entry is phrased
such that it can be read as a poker-faced, academic way of pointing out that the
joke is there, whether or not he intended it.