October 12, 1963


JAMA. 1963;186(2):17-18. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03710020001001

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Boost for Military Physicians.  —Congress has approved extra incentive pay for physicians in the Armed Services.Under the new law providing average pay raises of 14.4% for members of the armed forces military physicians will receive incentive pay of $250 a month for service after six years and through 10 years, compared with the present $200 scale. After 10 years, military physicians will get $350 a month incentive pay, up from $250 a month. The incentive pay for the first two years ($100 a month) and the next four years ($150 a month) was not changed.Military physicians also will share in the general pay boosts on top of this, according to their rank.

Medical Research Funds Voted.  —Congress approved and sent to the White House a $918.5 million budget for the National Institutes of Health.The Administration had sought $930.5 million. Despite the $12 million cut, the NIH budget

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