Knoxit Globules

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[No indications or uses for this product are provided on its packaging.]
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Date made
ca 1920
Beggs Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Place Made
Canada: Ontario, Toronto
box: 4 in x 1 1/2 in x 1 1/8 in; 10.16 cm x 3.81 cm x 2.8575 cm
bottle: 3 5/8 in x 1 3/8 in x 1 in; 9.2075 cm x 3.4925 cm x 2.54 cm
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catalog number
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STD Drugs
G.E. Damon Collection
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


I happen to have a bottle that I inherited from a family member that has Knoxit on it, but I'm not sure if it's the specified product above. The bottle is about 5 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1 3/4. It has 'KNOXIT' in raised letters vertically downed the front and is empty with no lid or cork.
I acquired a full bottle of KNOXIT Globules with the little black globules still inside. I am trying to find out what they were a remedy for.
Earlier examples of Knoxit indicate that the product was a remedy for Gonorrhoea and Gleet (urethral discharge). The globules were for internal use. There was also a Knoxit Liquid that could be applied externally.

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