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"Glider, parachute, submarine rescue, experimental diving, handling of lepers, demolition of explosives, observation flying." These categories were recommended for "Hazard Pay" by the Advisory Committee on Service Pay as recently as December 1948. When the justification for listing the demolition of explosives and the handling of lepers as comparable hazards was challenged, a spokesman of the committee defended the inclusion of leper handling on the grounds that hazard pay would compensate for "the fear of the disease felt by the average individual and the social stigma attendant to such service." This attitude is both an anachronism and a disgrace. As
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(3):692-700.
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