Today is National Doctors’ Day, and in honor of the nearly 700,000 people that work as physicians and surgeons in the United States, we’d like to give thanks to them.
The first Doctors’ Day observance was March 30th, 1933, in Winder, Georgia to celebrate the first use of general anesthetic in surgery. The Barrow County (Georgia) Medical Society Auxiliary proclaimed the day “Doctors’ Day,” which was celebrated by mailing cards to physicians and their wives and by placing flowers on the graves of deceased doctors. Today, both patients and those who work for or with physicians recognize, thank, and show appreciation by giving them cards, notes or other treats. So don’t forget to show a little extra love to your doctor today, and remind yourself the 10 reasons why we are, and forever will be, grateful for doctors.