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The emergency bandage invented by Bernard Ben-Natan shown hear next to a display highlighting his achievement. A transplanted New Yorker, Bar-Natan, an Israeli citizen, invented the bandage to allow emergency medics and first responders to place direct pressure on wounds to control bleeding. It is now carried in every US Army soldier's first aid kit. The occasion was the 2012 Annual AIPAC Policy Conference at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC; March 5, 2012.