National Doctors' Day is a national holiday observed every year on March 30. It is a day to show doctors how much we appreciate them for all the work they do to guarantee quality health for every individual in society.
National Doctors' Day History
This day's origins can be traced back to 1933. Eudora Brown Almond, the wife of a physician, who lived in Winder, Georgia thought there should be a day to recognize all the work that Doctors do for their patients. The first Doctor's day was observed on March 30, 1933.
On this first observance, Eudora sent cards to several Doctors and placed red carnations on the graves of deceased physicians who had been prominent in the community.
Eudora chose March 30 to celebrate this day, as, on March 30, 1842, Dr. Crawford W. Long successfully performed the first ether anesthetic procedure before surgery. Doctor Crawford was supposed to operate on a man's tumor in his neck. He used ether anesthesia on him and post-surgery, the man stated that he was not aware of or felt anything during the surgery.
A resolution to make this an official celebration was introduced at a meeting of the Southern Medical Alliance in 1935, and this holiday has been associated with the organization since.
It was only in 1990 that President George Bush passed a law that officially made March 30, National Doctors' Day, a national holiday.
How to celebrate National Doctor's Day
National Doctors' Day is a great day to schedule a check-up and personally thank your Doctor for keeping you healthy. You can give them a greeting card or the traditional red carnation, a symbol of this holiday.
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