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Children's Celebrates National Doctors' Day

3/31/2008 

In honor of National Doctors' Day, Children's Hospital Central California recognized its physicians for their hard work and commitment to kids.

A special physician lunch was held from 12 – 2 p.m. in the Physician Dining Room, next to the Grape Jellyfish Café.

Doctors of all specialties are honored on Doctors' Day because of the efforts of a sole physician more than 160 years ago. On March 30, 1842, Dr. Crawford W. Long, of Jefferson, Georgia, administered the first ether anesthetic for surgery. This history-making achievement and the continuous efforts by doctors to alleviate human suffering have become the basis for celebrating Doctors' Day.

The Barrow County Medical Auxiliary, in Winder, Georgia, held the first Doctors' Day observance on March 30, 1933. In 1990, President George Bush signed into law a Joint Resolution of the U.S. Congress proclaiming March 30 as National Doctors' Day.

Children's Hospital recognizes the contributions of our doctors to quality patient care, excellence in medical education and continuing advancements in medical research and treatment. We appreciate your dedication to the field of medicine and everything you do for children and families in Central California…not just on Doctors' Day but everyday.