National Doctor's Day 2016
National Doctor's Day 2016Reuters

Happy National Doctors' Day 2016!

National Doctors' Day is observed March 30 every year in the United States to celebrate, thank and honour the medical practitioners for their contribution to society.

It is believed Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr Charles B Almond, set aside a special day to honour doctors by observing the first Doctors' Day in 1933 in Winder, Georgia. The United States House of Representatives adopted a resolution in 1958 commemorating the day, following which legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to establish it as a national day in 1990. Former US president George W Bush designated March 30 as National Doctor's Day in the country Oct. 30, 1990.

Check new Doctor's Day messages and wishes

However, Doctors' Day is observed on different days in other parts of the world. In India, Doctors' Day is celebrated July 1 to honour Bharat Ratna-recipient physician Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, who was the first chief minister of West Bengal. Meanwhile, the day is observed Feb. 27, Aug. 23 and Dec. 3 in Vietnam, Cuba and Iran, respectively.

Check out some quotes by famous personalities, wishes and picture messages to be shared on Doctors' Day 2016 here:

A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines. —Frank Lloyd Wright, architect.

It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. — Jesus Christ

The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find. — Denis Diderot, philosopher

I don't think many people can proudly say they have a great doctor to consult as I do. Thank you for making my life better and I'm so happy to have found a doctor like you. Happy Doctors' Day 2016.

I feel so safe to approach you whenever my I am sick; you are such a wonderful doctor and thank you for being the best doctor for me.

You're an amazing person and you've made such a difference in my life and I will be forever grateful to you. Thanking you wholeheartedly. Happy Doctors' Day.

You are doing best job in this world - curing illness and bringing back people's life filled with happiness. Happy Doctors' Day 2016.

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  • National Doctor's Day 2016123 Greetings
  • National Doctor's Day 2016123 Greetings