The first Doctor's Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia.
Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside
a day to honor physicians. The red carnation is commonly used as the
symbolic flower for National Doctor's Day.
On March 30, 1958, a Resolution Commemorating Doctors' Day was adopted
by the United States House of Representatives. In 1990, legislation was
introduced in the House and Senate to establish a national Doctor's Day.
Following overwhelming approval by the United States Senate and the
House of Representatives, on October 30, 1990, President George Bush
signed S.J. RES. #366 (which became Public Law 101-473) designating
March 30th as "National Doctor's Day."
Ideas to honor your physician or a physician in your life:
Hallmark suggests you send your doctors a card of appreciation - (it's
no surprise to hear this from Hallmark). Card companies have cards for
this event....no surprise here, either!
We suggest you simply tell your doctor(s) that you appreciate all that
they do for you and your health. If you don't see your doctor today,
make a note to thank him(or her) at your next appointment.