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November 2, 1964

Moonlighting: Wax Without the Wane

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Orlando, Fla

JAMA. 1964;190(5):474. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070180072024

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To the Editor:—  Three years ago, the residents and interns in the community in which I trained were fighting one another for the available outside work. A few months ago, there were as many jobs available, but far fewer takers. The only difference was an increase of about $2,000 a year in house-staff salaries in all but one of the local hospitals, a demonstration that it is need, not greed, that keeps most residents moonlighting.

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