National Doctors Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to doctors. It is a socially useful profession. Thanks to medical professionals, we can better monitor our health and get timely treatment. Thanks to advances in medicine, life expectancy has increased significantly. The holiday is celebrated on March 30.
The wife of a Georgia physician named E.B. Almond was responsible for creating National Doctors Day. She decided that doctors should be rewarded for their hard work, and the establishment of a professional holiday would be the best reward for all professionals. Thus, the first celebration of the day took place in 1933.
The history of medicine dates back to ancient times. At that time, primitive methods of treatment were used, herbal decoctions were popular (which, by the way, were often effective).
The date of the celebration commemorates the first successful surgery using anesthesia. In 1942, physician K.W. Long performed cyst removal using ether as anesthesia.
- The most famous ancient physicians are considered to be the philosophers Alcmaeon and Empedocles (about 5th century B.C.).
- Hippocrates is called the father of medicine. He was the first to compile and introduce the “Physician’s Code,” which all medical professionals were expected to adhere to. Today it is known as the “Hippocratic Oath.
- The white coat as a classic medical apparel appeared only in the first half of the 19th century. It was suggested by the German pediatrician Karl Rauchfuss. In the past, doctors’ clothing did not differ from civilian clothes, usually an apron was used.
How to celebrate
Congratulate family, friends and acquaintances who work as doctors on National Doctors Day. Visit the clinic for a complete check-up to make sure you are free of illnesses and various health problems.
Spread the word on social media. Let more people know about him!
When is National Doctors Day celebrated in 2024?
National Doctors Day is observed on March 30 each year.