National Doctor’s Day

This day is largely unknown and unobserved outside the healthcare community. Most hospitals, large clinics  and medical societies recognize their physicians today and the staffs of small or solo doctor practices will do something special for their boss.

“The first Doctors’ Day observance was March 30, 1933, in Winder, Ga. The idea came from Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, and the date was the anniversary of the first use of general anesthetic in surgery. (On March 30, 1842, in Jefferson, Ga., Dr. Crawford Long used ether to remove a tumor from a patient’s neck.)

The Barrow County (Georgia) Medical Society Auxiliary proclaimed the day “Doctors’ Day,” which was celebrated by mailing cards to physicians and their wives and by placing flowers on the graves of deceased doctors, including Dr. Long’s.

The U.S. House of Representatives adopted a resolution commemorating Doctors’ Day on March 30, 1958. In 1990, the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly approved legislation establishing a National Doctors’ Day and then-President George H.W. Bush signed the resolution. The first National Doctors’ Day was celebrated on March 30, 1991.”

source Hallmark-History of Doctors’ Day 

 

 Dr. Bill Krissoff  exemplifies commitment to his profession, his family and his country. I think you will agree after watching this video.

Dr Aletha

Words worth sharing- Shelley and Jeremy on dancing, helping and having fun

“When God has given you a gift…..” 

One of the best parts of our ballroom dancing hobby has been the people we meet and the  relationships we develop. Dancing is a social activity, so it is not surprising that ballroom dancers tend to be involved in many community activities , especially those that support causes that improve people’s lives.

Such was the case when some local professional dance instructors teamed up with teachers and staff of a local school for at risk students to perform in a “Dancing with the Stars” type of event, complete with dinner, open dancing and a dance competition.  We voted for our favorite couple by donating to the school, each dollar equalled one vote. There was fierce but friendly competition since everyone’s main objective was helping the school provide quality education to students who might otherwise fail in the educational system.

Jeremy and Shelley’s promo video is typical of the sentiments of all the performers; and Jeremy expresses an attitude that we can apply to our lives daily.

“When God has given you a gift, when he puts something within you; He doesn’t give it to you just for you to enjoy; it’s for you to be a blessing to others. “

Please comment and tell what gift you are sharing.

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