Our very own Deborah Harrell Meehan of Wake County wrote and article for the Summer 2019 Physician Family Magazine and you can find it HERE!


 

                                                 

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed March 30, 2019 as National Doctor’s Day and commended its observance to all the citizens of North Carolina.  NCMSA wants to thank Zohra Osman, the President of the Wake County Medical Society Alliance and her son Kashif Osman for requesting and advocating  for a state wide proclamation (see attached) in honor of all the physicians across North Carolina. Please join us in celebrating and honoring the incredible physicians throughout our local communities and state.  For those interested, a short history of Doctor’s Day is below.

In 1991, President George Bush officially proclaimed March 30 as National Doctor’s Day.  However, the first Doctors’ Day was observed in Winder, Georgia in 1933. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond selected March 30 for honoring physicians since it was the anniversary of the first time a general anesthetic was used during surgery. Historically, a card or red carnation was sent to physicians and their spouses; others placed these flowers on the graves of deceased physicians.

Happy Doctor’s Day to you and/or the special doctor in your life!

Uma Avva

NCMSA President, 2018-19