March 30 is marked as National Doctors’ Day, a time set aside to honor those in the medical profession, and this day is also aimed at appreciating their services everywhere.
National Doctor’s Day was first introduced by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, who designated March 30 in honor of the surgery by Dr. Crawford Long in 1842 in which ether was used for the first time ever to anesthetize a patient. The day was first observed on March 30, 1933, in Winder, Georgia, with celebrations including cards and flowers gifted to physicians and their wives. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed a law in the United States designating Doctors’ Day a national holiday to be celebrated on March 30 every year.
On this occasion of National Doctors’ Day, we want to express our appreciation for your commitment to the medical profession and our gratitude for your dedication and service to the patients of Stanford Health Care and University HealthCare Alliance.