Celebrating National Doctors’ Day 2017

History of National Doctors’ Day

By Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA CMP™


National Doctors’ Day is held every year on March 30th – April 1st –  in the United States. It is a day to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its’ citizens.

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. This first observance included the mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors.

  • 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.”

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One Response

  1. France invented April Fools’ Day
    [Yep – Well maybe – baby]

    In 1564, King Charles IX passed an edict that completely rejiggered the French calendar, moving the first day of the year from April 1st (when it was traditionally celebrated) to January 1st.

    Not everybody got the memo, and the confused knuckleheads who continued to think the year began in April were openly mocked, sometimes with paper fish attached to their backs. They were called “poisson d’avril” (April fish), a reference to young, inexperienced fish that are easily caught. (This may also be the origins of the classic “kick me” sign-on-the-back gag that some pranksters enjoy during the April Fools season.)



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