March 30th marks the annual observation of National Doctors Day.
This day was established to recognize physicians, their work and their contributions to society and the community. On National Doctors Day, we say “thank you” to our physicians for all that they do for us and our loved ones.
Thank Eudora Brown Almond, a Winder, Ga., doctor’s wife, who, in 1933, led the charge to set aside a special day for MDs. Why? Because they take care of us. Why March 30? Because it was a painless choice; it commemorated the day in 1942 when anesthesia was first used in surgery. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed legislation establishing the date as a national day for Marcus Welbys.
This article originally posted on NYDailyNews.com.