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March 27, 1937

ORGANIZATION SECTION of the Journal of the American Medical Association: Devoted to the Organizational, Business, Economic and Social Aspects of Medical Practice

JAMA. 1937;108(13):73B-80B. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780130193040

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Works Progress Administration Activities 

Medical Research  The professional projects of the Works Progress Administration undertake to utilize the education, experience and technical skill of specially trained men and women. Physicians, dentists and trained nurses have been suitably placed on these projects, and research workers in the medical and allied sciences, bacteriologists, pathologists, chemists and pharmacists have been furnished opportunities to carry on their work in hospitals and in university and public health laboratories at the "security wage" for professional workers. Experienced laboratory technicians and untrained helpers have also been placed in clinical and research laboratories at the "security wage" accorded skilled and unskilled workers, respectively.The presence on the relief rolls of these men and women of highly specialized training is explained by the sharp curtailment of income of research institutions and private hospitals and of appropriations for the research departments of business corporations, and by the threatend breakdown of the finances of local

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