By Kathy Bolano, Communications Intern
On National Doctor’s Day, we recognize the work and contributions that physicians make to society and their communities. March 30th was designated as National Doctor’s Day and was officially signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on October 30,1990.
It is believed that the wife of Dr. Charles Almond, Eudora Almond, celebrated the first Doctor’s Day in Winder, Georgia on March 30, 1933 by hosting a luncheon for local physicians on the anniversary of the first use of general anesthetic in surgery. It is currently celebrated by giving notes, greeting cards, or other treats to physicians, or by leaving a red carnation at the grave sites of deceased doctors. Many health organizations will offer a variety of perks to doctors on this day including luncheons.
The Niagara Foundation would like to thank all physicians in honor of National Doctor’s Day for all that they have done for their communities.