Medicine: Unionized Psychiatrists

Not long ago the psychiatrists of Manhattan's Bellevue hospital received from the New York Academy of Medicine a questionnaire designed to find out how many of them were doing outside work on the city hospital's time and how much they made.

Instead of replying individually the 50 psychiatrists sent back a round robin declaring that they practiced privately because Bellevue paid them as little as $30 a week. Because of such low salaries, the round robin complained, not as many were married or had children and decent homes as would like them. Greatest surprise of the reply was its preamble, stating that...

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