New York: The Macmillan Company, 1961. 1st printing. xiii, , 206 pp (including Index). Frontis of Mary Mahoney, the first African-American nurse in the United States. 8vo. 8-1/2" x 5-5/8". Light blue cloth binding with white stamped title lettering to spine & front board. Two-tone blue dust jacket. VG+/VG+ (front flap corner clipped, with stamped price of $4.95 to base of flap). Item #34413
A scarce history of [primarily] the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses [NACGN], which existed for the express purpose of "promoting unity within the nursing profession and furthering the cause of democracy." The achievement of this goal was felt to have been accomplished in the late 1940s / early 1950s, such that the membership, in 1951, voted for the formal disestablishment of the NACGN, and a concomitant merger with the American Nurses' Association.