According to Jackson ad Coker, on March 30, 1842, Dr. Crawford Long performed the first surgery using anesthesia. Now, each March 30, we celebrate Doctor’s Day and honor physicians for their contributions and sacrifices. From 1842 to today, the technologies may have advanced. However, their commitment to optimizing patient care steadfast. Today we celebrate all physicians that volunteer their time for a worthy cause.
Photo 1: Volunteers4Humanity's Dr. Walters resuscitating a young mother in Lira, Uganda
Photo 2: Project Hope Volunteer Mary Beth Wargo checks a child’s pulse during a Pacific Partnership 2012 medical civic action project.
Photo 3: Aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) physician performing in Burma
Photo 4: International Medical Corp female physician in Pakistan