RT Welter and Associates acknowledges the contributions of physicians to the overall health and well being of our communities. We would like to wish all physicians and specialists a very Happy Doctor’s Day, 2019.
We value your service and dedication.
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.
The United States celebrates National Doctor’s day to recognize the valuable service of physicians across the country. National Doctor’s Day commemorates the day that general anesthesia was first used in a surgery. On March 30, 1842, in Jefferson, Georgia, Dr. Crawford Long used ether to anesthetize a patient, James Venable, and painlessly excised a tumor from his neck.
The first Doctors’ Day was observed on March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia at the request of Mrs. Eudora B. Almond, wife of Dr. Cha Almond, Barrow County (Georgia) Medical Society, to recognize the many contributions of local physicians. The Auxiliary of the Borrow County Medical Society suggested this day could be an “observance demanding some act of kindness, gift, or tribute in remembrance of the doctors.” Following approval by both the House of Representatives and the Senate, President George Bush signed a resolution designating March 30th as National Doctor’s Day. The first National Doctors’ Day was celebrated in 1991.