Tomorrow Is National Doctors Day

March 30 is National Doctors Day in the U.S.A.

According to doctorsday.org, “The first Doctor’s Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor physicians.”

“This first observance included the mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors. On March 30, 1958, a Resolution Commemorating Doctors’ Day was adopted by the United States House of Representatives.”

“In 1990, legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to establish a national Doctor’s Day. Following overwhelming approval by the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, on October 30, 1990, President George Bush signed S.J. RES. #366 (Public Law 101-473) designating March 30th as ‘National Doctor’s Day.’”

Be Nice to Your Doctor

Doctors have to go to school for many years. They usually run up awesome levels of student debt doing this, but most people think they make tons of money afterward. This is not always the case.

Jacquelyn Smith, writing in Forbes in 2012, chronicled how little many doctors actually make. Family practitioners, pediatricians, and psychiatrists, for instance, receive base pay offer of $189,000 a year, on average.

Orthopedic surgeon, on the other hand, were making $519,000.

More recently, James Hamblin cracked the subject, and found that docs who are trained in a surgical specialty did better than most others.

For instance, neurosurgeons make an average of $609,639, while endocrinologists make around $217,610 on average.

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