Doctors’ Day: Children Thank Physicians for Their Service

In honor of National Doctors’ Day, a group of youngsters donned physicians’ coats and delivered “Thank You” cookies to doctors at Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso on Thursday, March 28.

Doctors’ Day is observed on March 30 in the United States. Its origin is traced to the state of Georgia in 1933. Eudora Brown Almond, who was married to Dr. Charles B. Almond, believed a day was needed to honor doctors.

She proposed to the Barrow County Medical Auxiliary that March 30 be designated as Doctors’ Day to honor Dr. Crawford W. Long, a fellow Georgian. On that date in 1842, Dr. Long successfully used ether as an anesthetic on a surgery patient for the first time.

In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating March 30 as national Doctors’ Day.