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July 13, 1946

THE ECONOMIC STATUS OF MEDICAL SCIENTISTS

Maurice B. Visscher; Council of the American Physiological Society.
Author Affiliations

Secretary.

JAMA. 1946;131(11):937. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870280063021

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  Recognizing the precarious position of medical education and research in this country, the council of the American Physiological Society appointed a Survey Committee in September 1945 to collect information pertinent to the problem as it concerns the field of physiology. This committee, consisting of Dr. E. F. Adolph, chairman, and Drs. T. E. Boyd, J. H. Comroe and Philip Dow, has prepared the following statement, bearing on one aspect of its study. It is being published because all medical workers should be equally concerned about the main problems.In December 1945 the survey committee of the American Physiological Society sent a comprehensive questionnaire to physiologists in the United States. Among other matters, data on income in relation to academic rank were obtained for the years 1940 and 1945. The figures shown in the first two lines of the accompanying table represent the median salaries of approximately two

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