National Doctors’ Day is March 30
Join us in honoring physicians everywhere for National Doctors’ Day, celebrated in the United States on March 30 each year. Doctors’ Day was first recognized in Winder, Georgia, on the 91st anniversary of the first time ether was used for general surgical anesthesia in 1842. On this first observance of Doctors’ Day, physicians were honored for their contributions to patients and the healthcare industry with greeting cards and red carnations, a flower historically associated with physicians, and flowers were also placed on deceased doctors’ graves. In 1990, Doctors’ Day became a national holiday by order of President George Bush, and in 2017 a proposal to expand the festivities to a week-long event was approved. We at Med Communications extend our gratitude to physicians for their dedication and efforts in promoting and preserving the health of their patients and their work in advancing the field of medicine.