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National Doctors Day

Friday, March 30, 2018

We love our amazing providers at Palouse Specialty Physicians and look forward to honoring them on March 30th - the annual observation of National Doctors Day. This day was established to recognize physicians, their work and their contributions to society and the community. 

According to wikipedia, the idea came from Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, and the date chosen was the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. On March 30, 1842, in Jefferson, Georgia, Dr. Crawford Long used ether to anesthetize a patient, James Venable, and painlessly excised a tumor from his neck.