National Doctors’ Day

Doctor talking with a patient

National Doctors’ Day, first observed in 1933, was made an official U.S. celebration in 1990. It’s observed on March 30 in commemoration of first successful use of anesthesia in surgery on that date in 1842. We all know how badly screwed up the health care system is in the United States, but even so, we’d all be in pretty serious trouble without the hard work and dedication of doctors everywhere—and especially of primary care physicians. Think kind thoughts about your doctor today! Oh, and as a favor to yourself as well as your doctor, get yourselves and your kids vaccinated.

Image credit: National Cancer Institute [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


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Author: Joe Kissell

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