For sale is a small vintage cobalt blue glass, genuine PHILLIPS MILK OF MAGNESIA BOTTLE. The bottom of the bottle is embossed “Phillips Milk of Magnesia Tablets”. The bottle is in excellent condition and measures about 3 5/8 inches tall. An entry level collectible apothecary bottle.
Charles Henry Phillips (1820 – 1882) was an English pharmacist known for his invention of Phillips’ Milk of Magnesia. Phillips’ Milk of Magnesia is a widely recognized, over the counter antacid that works by lowering the amount of acid in the stomach. Today it’s used to treat symptoms caused by too much stomach acid such as heartburn, upset stomach, or indigestion. But in the early 20th century, Phillips’ Milk of Magnesia was marketed to treat ailments including hangovers, wrinkles, gluttony, middle age and “smoker’s fag”.