National Doctors Day is an annual observance celebrated on March 30th of every year. When it comes to health issues, the first person who comes to our mind is the Doctors. There are the ones who carefully diagnose the problem, give necessary treatments, and provides the best advice to have good health. Doctors are called as the lifesavers or the second god in the earth. In the present era, there are so many millions of doctors exists globally who belonging to different specializations. On the whole, these professionals work day and night serving for the humankind. All of us must be very much thankful for the invaluable services given by this medical professionals to us. Thus National Doctors Day has been celebrated all over the world as a way to honour and respect these professionals. Every good doctor needs to be acknowledged in a unique way for all their hard work and dedication they carry in saving a life. On this very own special Day of theirs, we must appreciate the superior work they are providing to the society and the people living in.
“When we are sick, we want an uncommon doctor; when we have a construction job to do, we want an uncommon engineer, and when we are at war, we want an uncommon general. It is only when we get into politics that we are satisfied with the common man.” – Herbert Hoover
History of National Doctors Day
The National Doctors Day has been in celebration since the year 1933 in the United States. Eudora Brown Almond of Winder, Georgia., has created this Day in honour of the Doctors’. The reason for choosing this date is as it was on March 30, 1842, the first ether anaesthetic was used for surgery. Crawford W. Long M.D. administered it, and as to marks the anniversary of the first use of the general anaesthesia in surgery, Eudora Brown Almond, who was the wife of Dr Charles B. Almond has come up with this Day. The Day recognizes the contributions of the physicians to the individual lives and communities. It is a worldwide celebration and varies with date depending on the event of commemoration that is used to mark this day. The healthcare organizations are usually involved in celebrating this Day, though it is supposed to be celebrated by the patients and the benefactors of the healthcare industry.
On the first year celebration of this Day in 1933, greeting cards were mailed and flowers placed on the graves of those deceased doctors. The red carnation is usually used as the symbolic flower for the National Doctors Day. The United States House of Representatives had affirmed a resolution commemorating Doctors’ Day on March 30, 1958. The Congress and the Senate had approved the legislation establishing the National Doctors Day in the year 1990. President George Bush signed the resolution, and it has designated that March 30th as the National Doctors Day. The first National Doctors Day has been celebrated in the year 1991.
A doctor is a professional who practises the medicine and is called in other names like the physician, medical practitioner, or medical doctor. They actively indulge themselves in studying, diagnosing, finding the treatment of the disease, injury, and works in dealing with other physical and mental impairments. It is the doctors who take care of us all the day every day and whenever we feel sick. Treatments vary with the cause of illness and the symptoms. Doctors are the ones who take care of us altogether and put us back again to the normal state. The doctors are the most potent professionals, and they diagnose and treat their patients every day with the more advanced tools and medicines.
Other Celebrations on March 30
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How to Celebrate the National Doctors Day
Celebrating the National Doctors Day is quite simple. Visit your doctor and thank and appreciate the invaluable service he/she does for you and your society. Spend some time with your doctor to know more in detail about the everyday routine of them in the hospital. You can show your thanksgiving to the doctors by presenting a gift. Alternatively, you can send your doctors a nice card of appreciation. Show your gratitude and love for your physician by giving a bunch of red carnation flowers. If you are a doctor yourself, then be proud of being in this life-saving profession and acknowledge your colleagues. Those who feel to share their appreciation for the doctors via social media can use the hashtag #DoctorsDay.