Happy Doctors' Day to all the doctors who have taken care of me since I was born. Everyone one of us were touched by the doctors' compassionate and professional care at some time or the other, though not by choice. I have gone through quite a few minor ailments in the first 16 years of my life. The first person we all remember when we are sick, is doctor. The doctor takes responsibility of taking care of our short term or long term ailments. They are committed to our good health and well-being for which we should be grateful. Wishing my soon-to-be doctor son "A Happy Doctor's Day, my son"
National Doctors' Day is held every year on March 30th in the United States. It is a day to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its' citizens.
Doctors Day marks the date that Crawford W. Long, M.D., of Jefferson, GA, administered the first ether anesthetic for surgery on March 30, 1842.
The first Doctor's Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor physicians. This first observance included the mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors. The red carnation is commonly used as the symbolic flower for National Doctor's Day.
On March 30, 1958, a Resolution Commemorating Doctors' Day was adopted by the United States House of Representatives. In 1990, legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to establish a national Doctor's Day. Following overwhelming approval by the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, on October 30, 1990, President George Bush signed designating March 30th as "National Doctor's Day."
"No man is a good doctor who has never been sick himself." -Chinese Proverb