Did you know?
National Doctors' Day is celebrated to recognize physicians, their work and their contributions to society. In the US, the idea came from Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, who wanted a day to honor physicians; the first reported observance was in 1933. The date was chosen to commemorate the first use of general anesthesia in surgery on March 30, 1842. In 1990, National Doctors' Day was designated by Congress and President Bush as a national holiday.
At UCSF Health, we will recognize our wonderful physician workforce on March 29th to avoid conflict with the March 30th campus holiday in honor of Cesar Chavez Day.