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August 12, 1933


JAMA. 1933;101(7):526. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740320036009

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Everywhere today men talk about the National Industrial Recovery Act. Questions have poured into the headquarters of the American Medical Association relative to the relationship of the medical profession to the N R A and its stipulations. Probably the most significant of these questions concerns hours of work for physicians and hours of work and salaries to be paid to their assistants and attendants. At present it is safe to say that physicians are exempt, as are other professional men, from hours of work and payment stipulations under the N R A, and that their professional employees, such as laboratory technicians, radiologists, anesthetists and similar professional groups, are not immediately concerned. However, if a physician employs more than two persons as attendants in his office, of the class of clerical employees, accountants, laborers and similar types of help, they do come under the National Recovery Act with a minimum wage

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