When Is National Doctor's Day

When is National Doctor's Day

If we look back, it is found that the observance of the National Doctor's Day started as early as in March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, in her pursuit to honor the immense contributions of the physicians to the society.
A resolution was adopted by the United States House of Representatives on 30th March, 1958 to commemorate the Doctor’s Day. It was approved by the congress and the senate in 1990, and thus the National Doctor’s Day was established. In 1991, the first National Doctor's Day was observed.

History of National Doctor’s Day

Crawford W. Long, M.D., of Jefferson was the first physician who administered the first ether anesthesia and performed a surgery on March 30, 1842 to remove a tumor from the patient’s neck. The patient, after coming back to senses did swear that he felt no pain during the surgery. The National Doctor's Day is the anniversary of the first use of this general anesthesia during surgery.


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