Doctors' Day 2009: History and Free E-Cards

Today, March 30, marks Doctors' Day 2009. Here is a brief history of Doctors' Day as well as a place to find free e-cards to thank your own physician.

Doctors' Day 2009: How It Began

Doctors' Day 2009 is the 76th year the health-related holiday has been observed. On March 30, 1933, the Barrow County Alliance in Winder, Georgia decided to start the tradition. Eudora Brown Almond, the wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, came up with the concept. The first Doctors' Day was held on the same day as the first administering of anesthesia, according to the Southern Medical Association.

Two decades later, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted a resolution officially recognizing Doctors' Day. In the fall of 1990, Congress passed legislation making March 30 a nationally recognized occasion.

Doctors' Day: Free E-Cards

From the start, Doctors' Day involved sending cards to health care providers. Nowadays, plenty of people are looking for e-cards instead -- but the idea remains the same.

You can find a handful of free Doctors' Day e-cards here.