Sunday will mark National Doctors Day and Winder is where it all began. Eudora Brow Almond, the wife of physician Charles B. Almond, presented a resolution to the Barrow County Medcial Society Auxiliary in 1933 proposing a day to honor doctors.
The date of March 30 was chosen since that is the date Crawford W. Long first used anesthesia in surgery in nearby Jefferson. In 1958, the US House adopted a resolution commemorating Doctors Day and in 1991, President Bush proclaimed March 30 at Doctors Day
So this weekend, remember to thank your doctor for his service to his profession and to the community.
And remember, this special day began locally.