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July 24, 1948

Washington Letter

JAMA. 1948;137(13):1136. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890470036013

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(From Our Regular Correspondent)

July 20, 1948.

Increased Pay for Veterans Professional Personnel  The Veterans Administration announces that about 15,000 physicians, dentists and nurses on its payroll will receive a flat salary increase of $330 annually, retroactive to July 11. The raise was granted in order to give these professional workers, who are exempt from Civil Service provisions, the same treatment accorded other federal employees under the wage increase law enacted recently by Congress. The only Veterans Administration full time doctors to whom the raise will not apply are the relatively few receiving $11,000 or more per annum. Also excepted are member-employees in domiciliary homes, hospital residents, senior cadet nurses in training, part time specialists and consultants in hospitals.

United Mine Workers Extending Rehabilitation of Paraplegic Men  Washington headquarters of United Mine Workers of America disclosed the departure in mid-July of 13 more paraplegic coal miners for rehabilitative care on