Monday, March 29, 2010

Remember Your Doctors!

March 30th is National Doctors’ Day. This observance was created to show appreciation to your doctors for their dedication to keeping us well. From our family physician to the highly trained specialist, they all work together as a team to provide the best healthcare possible.

The origin of "National Doctors’ Day" observance dates back to March 30, 1933. It was started by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond. It was in recognition to mark the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. On March 30, 1842, Dr. Crawford W. Long used ether to remove a tumor from a patient's neck.

On March 30, 1958, the United States House of Representatives adopted a resolution commemorating National Doctors' Day. In 1990, legislation was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to establish a National Doctors’ Day. The resolution designating March 30th as National Doctors' Day was signed by President George Bush. The first National Doctors’ Day was celebrated in 1991.

So remember your Doctors and wish them all, Happy Doctors’ Day!