Today is a day to thank our doctors for all they do to keep us healthy.
The first Doctors Day was celebrated in 1933 and in 1958 a Resolution Commemorating Doctors Day was adopted by the United States House of Representatives. On October 30, 1990, President George Bush signed S.J. RES. #366 (which became Public Law 101-473) designating March 30 as “National Doctors Day” marking the date that Crawford W. Long, M.D. administered the first ether anesthetic for surgery in 1842.
Doctors do more than order tests, look over lab results, perform physicals and surgeries, they are the people who keep us going. The really good doctors give us hope through difficult times and don’t give up on us despite complications that may arise. They seek new answers to hard questions and work tirelessly to assure our well-being, even in the middle of the night, without (despite our perception) getting paid all that much for their commitment to us.
Gratitude is the memory of the heart ~Jean Baptiste Massieu
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men. ~Cicero
Dedicated to a few incredible doctors I know.