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Happy National Doctor’s Day!

Thank your doctor today – it’s National Doctor’s Day!

The first Doctors’ Day observance occurred in 1933 in Winder, Georgia, where Eudora Brown Almond, the wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond proposed setting aside a day for mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on the graves of deceased doctors. In 1958, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted a resolution commemorating Doctors’ Day. And in 1990, following overwhelming approval by Congress, President George H.W. Bush turned the commemoration into a national holiday.

National Doctor’s Day is a day we celebrate “the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its citizens.”

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National Doctors' Day 2017

Happy National Doctors’ Day!

Today, March 30, 2017, is a day we celebrate “the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its citizens.”

In 1933, the first Doctors’ Day observance occurred in Winder, GA, where the wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond proposed setting aside a day that included mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on the graves of deceased doctors. In 1958, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted a resolution commemorating Doctors’ Day. Finally in 1990, following overwhelming approval by Congress; President George H.W. Bush turned the commemoration into a national holiday.

The Arthritis Foundation is proud to honor all of our physicians that give their tireless support to their patients, families and community, and partner with the Arthritis Foundation on events like the Walk to Cure Arthritis, Jingle Bell Run, JA Days and more.
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National Doctors' Day

Did You Know? It’s National Doctors’ Day!

Have you thanked your doctor today?

March 30, 2016, marks the 174th anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. On that date in 1842, in Jefferson, GA, Dr. Crawford Long used ether to anesthetize a patient who had a tumor removed from his neck.

Nearly a century later, on March 30, 1933, the first Doctors’ Day observance occurred in Winder, GA, where the wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond proposed setting aside a day that included mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on the graves of deceased doctors. In 1958, a resolution commemorating Doctors’ Day was adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives. Finally, in 1990, following overwhelming approved approval by Congress, President George H.W. Bush turned the commemoration into a national holiday. Ever since, according to the website, doctorsday.org, March 30 is the day we celebrate “the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its citizens.”
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