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April 30, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(18):1428-1429. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680440062025

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Increased Pay for the Army Medical Service  In the House of Commons, the government asked for an increased vote of $300,000 for the army medical service. This is in part due to improvements in pay and conditions of service of army physicians. For some years past the army medical service has not attracted sufficient young men to maintain the numbers required. Complaints have been made by the medical profession, vigorously supported by the British Medical Association, of the inadequacy of pay, of the frequency of moves, and of the length of foreign service tours. Speaking in the House of Commons the secretary of state for war regarded many of these complaints as well founded. He added that though he took steps immediately it was some time before the new conditions could be put into force. The cabinet appointed a committee to inquire into the pay and conditions of service in

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