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Underpaid Workers

May 16, 1999

The May 4 article about the grossly underpaid professionals working for L.A. County took me back to the New York City internship my physician husband served, for which he was paid the munificent sum of $300 per year. Then, after completing his service as a physician for the U.S. Navy in the Pacific theater, he obtained a residency at the VA hospital in L.A. for $3,000 per year, 10 times as much as the internship, but still not enough for a family of three to live on, even then.

Apparently exploitation of young, vulnerable professionals is nothing new!

SYLVIA WEISHAUS, Studio City

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