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They dedicate their lives to the care of others, tendering hope and healing that only doctors can. These extraordinary individuals reach out to bring comfort and second chances to patients and families every day.

On March 30, 2013 hospitals and communities around the nation will observe National Doctor’s Day. Throughout all of our Hardin Memorial Health locations, we will celebrate the talented physicians who faithfully serve our community. We want them to know how much they are valued, and your words and support are some of the most powerful source of encouragement. There is no greater honor for a doctor than hearing firsthand from those whose lives they have touched.

Please take a moment to send an e-card and write a personal note of thanks to a doctor who made a difference in your life. Thank you in advance for helping us celebrate not only the talents and achievements of our most remarkable doctors, but the incomparable role they play in the lives of people like you, every day.

History of National Doctors' Day

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. 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."

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