March 30th is Doctors Day in the US. Today is a day to say thank you to those who care for us.
Thank you for the effort you expend in our behalf; the long hours, the sleepless nights, the time you spend patiently listening as we haltingly try to explain what has gone awry with our bodies or minds.
Thank you for the skills you’ve honed over the years, and for your willingness to continue learning.
Thank you for educating and reassuring us when we are confused and frightened.
Thank you for teaching the next generation so that your wisdom will benefit our chldren.
Thanks to each of you, and Happy Doctors’ Day!
History of Doctors’ Day:
The first Doctors’ Day observance was March 30, 1933, in Winder, Ga. The idea came from Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Cha Almond, and the date was the anniversary of the first use of general anesthetic in surgery. (On March 30, 1842, Dr. Crawford Long of Barrow County, Ga., used ether to remove a tumor from a patient’s neck.)
The United States House of Representatives adopted a resolution commemorating Doctors’ Day on March 30, 1958. In 1990, legislation was introduced into the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate to establish a National Doctors Day. Following overwhelming approval by the House and Senate, then-President George Bush signed a resolution proclaiming March 30 as National Doctors’ Day.