The origins of National Doctors Day go as far back as March 30, 1842, when the first ester anesthetic for surgery was administered by Crawford W. Long, M.D. The first medical anesthesia was used on a man who received surgery to remove a tumor from his neck and proved to be successful.
Nearly a century later, the first Doctors Day was observed on March 30, 1933, by Dr. Charles B. Almond’s wife, Eudora Brown Almond in Winder, Georgia to honor physicians. Flowers were placed on the graves of late doctors – the red carnation, in particular, became a symbol for National Doctors Day.
On February 21, 1991, President George H.W. Bush officially marked March 30th as National Doctors Day.
How to observe National Doctors Day
Today, we recognize and honor the hard work, contribution, and dedication, of our physicians across the country. If the last 2 years navigating a global pandemic have taught us anything, it’s that doctors selflessly give their time and commitment to help keep us and our loved ones healthy.
On National Doctors day, we encourage you to:
- Thank your physician for all that they do.
- Send flowers or treats to your clinic or hospital of your choice.
- Share a positive experience about a doctor across your social media and how they helped you navigate a stressful time.
- If you work in a hospital or clinic, talk to your team members about hosting a National Doctor Day luncheon and arrange for doctors to take an extra 10-minute break to de-stress.
A thank you to all of our physicians we work closely with
Physicians are responsible for determining their patient’s eligibility for the TULSA Procedure, defining and delivering the customized plan, and reviewing MRI images to confirm a successful process.
Without the physicians we work closely with, we at Profound Medical wouldn’t be able to do what we do. The TULSA Procedure would not exist without doctors and their drive to continuously improve healthcare. Thank you to the wonderful physicians we work closely with and all of the committed doctors across the country. You are greatly appreciated!