Gamgee tissue


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Gam·gee tis·sue

(gam'jē),
a thick layer of absorbent cotton between two layers of absorbent gauze, used in surgical dressings.

Gamgee,

Joseph Sampson, English surgeon, 1828-1886.
Gamgee tissue - a thick layer of absorbent cotton between two layers of absorbent gauze, used in surgical dressings.
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According to JRR Tolkien's published personal letters, the author took the hobbit's name from the Birmingham colloquialism for cotton wool; the soft and dry Gamgee Tissue having become widely relied upon in European medicine following its success in combating infection during the Crimean War, in which Gamgee tended the battlefield wounded in his hospital in Malta.
He tended the injured in the Crimean War, and created a kind of dry dressing for their wounds -known as Gamgee tissue -to counter the risk of infection.