National Doctors’ Day is a day for us to recognize and celebrate the many contributions of the Cape Radiology Group Physicians as well as physicians in our community and throughout the United States. They have committed themselves to the service of others and their dedication puts the patient first. Today allows us to say “thank you” for all the ways they change medicine and change lives. #NationalDoctorsDay
History of National Doctors’ Day
National Doctors’ Day is held every year on March 30th in the United States. 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.” The red carnation is commonly used as the symbolic flower for National Doctors’ Day.