Celebrating Doctors Day 2020
On March 30th, 1842, modern medicine changed forever when Dr. Crawford Long became the first person to use general anesthesia in surgery. In 1933, the United States marked the anniversary of this event by observing the first National Doctors Day. Then in 1991, President George H.W. Bush declared Doctors Day a national day of celebration.
At the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), we believe that a celebration to honor our nation’s doctors is fitting. After all, skilled and knowledgeable physicians have not only helped every one of us individually, but through their dedicated service, doctors play a critical, larger role in continually fostering the nation’s health and well-being. The ABPS therefore urges all Americans to celebrate National Doctors Day this March 30th.
If you know a doctor or have been helped by one recently, please take a moment to express your gratitude. The time and effort they have spent in developing their careers have served us well—they deliver our babies, treat our illnesses, and mend our broken bones. And it is to doctors we confidently turn when we need professional medical advice on how to lead healthier lives and recover safely from illness or injury. Simply put, we all need doctors in our lives.
As a nationally recognized, multi-specialty certifying body, the ABPS is proud to have a community of physician Diplomates who work diligently to improve our healthcare system by staying updated on medical advancements and offering effective techniques and treatment methods. Our Diplomates represent the finest in their fields and can be found in all 50 states, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico. If you would like information about the qualifications of our Diplomates or the benefits of certification through one of our many Member Boards, contact the ABPS today.