Radio X Suppositories (ca. 1920)
An empty tin that once contained mildly radioactive suppositories.
That the suppositories were probably radioactive is suggested by the presence of radium (albeit in low amounts) in a similar product manufactured by the same company: Radio X Tablets.
For a lot of information concerning the manufacturer, the Radium Remedies Company, and its president, Robert McKnight, click on the above link to the Radio X Tablets.
Size: 1.75" x 1.5" x 1.2"
Quoting a description from a Radium Remedies Company brochure (A Modern Remedy – Not a Drug. ca. 1919):
P.N. Herbert. God Knows All Your Names. AuthorHouse 2009.
Radium Develops Asthma Cures. Pittsburgh Press. July 25, 1917
Radium Rays remedies. Pittsburgh Press. August 8, 1917.
Radium Works Wonderful Cures. Pittsburgh Press. October 11, 1917
Advertisement. Pacific Ports. Volume 4. November 1921.
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