First Edition. Medical profession and labor themed novel by the co-author of 'The Interne' written in conjunction with Harlem Renaissance figure Wallace Thurman. This title is best described by the jacket copy: "Dr. Carl Armstrong, after a year as interne in a graft-infested public hospital, settles down to private practice. Almost immediately he is plunged into a nerve-wracking industrial drama crowded with corruption and intrigue. The mill-owners control the local political machine; they run the police. Against them are arrayed the discontented workers, appealing for justice. Shall Carl join their side; or go where there is money and privilege and social prestige? In his private practice other temptations pursue him. Cynical lawyers, racketeering druggists, crooked lodge officials whisper of shady deals, huge fees are offered for illegal practices, sensual women patients, idle and rich, who patronize young doctors for services beyond the scope of medicine, threaten to break up his home." Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, shallow chips at spine ends, fairly narrow but inch long chip at top front panel.