Wills Eye staff and service employees extended their appreciation to our stellar staff of surgeons earlier today by presenting them with red carnations and colorful mylar balloons in honor of the upcoming National Doctors' Day celebration on Sunday, March 30th.
According to a story cited in the Barrow County News by Dr. Pamela Settle Miles, "The holiday was conceived by Eudora Brown Almond, a physician's wife ... the date of March 30th was chosen ... because it was the anniversary of the day that anesthesia was first administered to a patient...."
Although the very first Doctors' Day was celebrated in March 1933 in Atlanta. "The holiday was officially signed into U.S. law in 1991 by President George Bush."
Read Proclamation 6253, Establishing National Doctors Day, 1991