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A reproduction of a first day issue stamp commemorating the American Nurses Association, 1961

National Library of Medicine

A White female nurses in white visible from shoulder up on left, on right is stamp.
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    Honoring the Nursing Profession
    American Nurses Association [Trademark] ANA
    National Professional Association of Registered Nurses
    The fundamental responsibility of the Nurse is to conserve life, alleviate suffering, and promote health.
    Official first day cover Fleetwood
    [Stamp] U.S. postage 4c nursing
    [Postmark] Washington D.C. Dec 28 9 AM 1961
    [Postmark] First day of issue
    [Postmark] Science and a talent for mercy RN