On The Cover
In honor of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists on June 17, 1931 (then known as the National Association of Nurse Anesthetists), this issue's cover features nurse anesthetist Agatha Hodgins, who was the Association's founder and first president. She is pictured here administering anesthesia during World War I. Hodgins and others from Lakeside Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, were part of the Lakeside Unit that served at the American Ambulance Hospital at Neuilly, France. Part of Hodgins' work included training others in the use of nitrous oxide-oxygen anesthesia. After her return from France in 1915, Hodgins set up the Lakeside School of Anesthesia in Cleveland.