Doctor’s Day and Dr. Long’s legacy serve as reminders of the debt society owes its physicians. Their contributions and sacrifices are often overlooked in today’s tumultuous healthcare environment. -- Sandra Garrett, President, Jackson & Coker
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 28, 2014
National Doctor’s Day is celebrated on March 30th in honor of the day Dr. Crawford W. Long performed the first surgery with the aid of anesthesia. This year, Atlanta staffing firm, Jackson & Coker, accompanied Crawford W. Long Museum volunteers in presenting physicians with red carnations.
“The story behind Dr. Long’s discovery of ether as an anesthetic is fascinating,” said Sandra Garrett, president of Jackson & Coker.
In the 1840s, nitrous oxide and ether were commonly used in parties, called ‘frolics.’ It was during these parties that Dr. Long discovered that those under the influence of ether felt no pain when injured.
On March 30, 1842, Dr. Long performed what is considered the first surgery aided by anesthesia. Ninety-one years later, in 1933, the first Doctor’s Day observance was held in Barrow County, Georgia due to the efforts of Eudora Brown Almond, a local physician’s wife.
As part of its National Doctor’s Day celebration, Jackson & Coker produced a video for physicians sharing Dr. Long’s story.
“Doctor’s Day and Dr. Long’s legacy serve as reminders of the debt society owes its physicians,” said Garrett. “Their contributions and sacrifices are often overlooked in today’s tumultuous healthcare environment.”
To learn more about Dr. Crawford W. Long, visit the museum’s site at http://www.crawfordlong.org.
To watch Jackson & Coker’s video tribute to Dr. Long and physicians, visit: http://www.jacksoncoker.com/cmscontent/National-Doctors-Day.html
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ABOUT CRAWFORD W. LONG MUSEUM
The Crawford W. Long Museum in Jefferson, Georgia, provides educational exhibits about the life and career of Dr. Crawford W. Long, the physician who, on March 30, 1842 first used ether for surgical anesthesia. The Gallery takes you on a journey through Dr. Long's life, from his exceptional education, to his early days as a physician and his discovery of the first anesthetic, through the days of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Learn more at http://www.crawfordlong.org/.