1. Proprietary medicines and the fiscal state; 2. The medicine stamp duty and the authority of law; 3. The tax and the profession of pharmacy; 4. The tax and the integrity of medicines; 5. The demise of the tax.
This book reveals the surprising impact of medicine stamp duty (1783-1941) on pharmaceutical practice and the interface of law and government.
Chantal Stebbings is Professor of Law and Legal History at the University of Exeter. In the past she has served as Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Exeter, Visiting Professor at the University of Rennes, France and a Fellow of the Institute of Taxation. She has also held a British Academy Research Readership and a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship. She was generously supported by the Wellcome Trust for this book, which is her fourth monograph for Cambridge University Press. She is the Editor of the Journal of Legal History and the Chair of the Hamlyn Trust.