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Don’t Miss National Doctor’s Day

Thank Our Healthcare Providers Today

Physicians are an integral part of our society. Not only do they help us when we need it most—in the face of a major health emergency—they also deal with our health and wellness and the little bumps in the road on this journey we call life.  While the sight of blood might turn some of our stomachs, it is a part of our doctor’s daily life and he or she is being honored today.

Doctor’s Day was first observed in 1933, when Eudora Brown Almond, a doctor’s wife in Georgia, set it aside to honor doctors and their important work. The day became an official holiday when President George Bush signed it into U.S. law on October 30, 1990.

It is celebrated on March 30th because on that date in 1842 Dr. Crawford W. Long, of Jefferson, Georgia, administered the first ether anesthetic for surgery. Dr. Long administered anesthesia to a patient and then he operated to remove a tumor from the man’s neck. Later, the patient would swear that he felt nothing during the surgery and that he was not aware the surgery was completed until he awoke.

The first Doctors Day observance was March 30, 1933

Do not forget to thank your doctor today. Even a simple handwritten note can brighten our doctor’s day.

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