This article was originally published in the Hugo Daily News on March 30, 1950.
The Tri-County Medical Auxiliary presented red carnations to every doctor in Hugo today to honor them on Doctor's Day, which has been nationally set each year for March 30.
The Medical Auxiliary of Barrow County, Georgia, originated the idea in 1934 and the movement spread throughout the United States. Doctor's Day originated to pay tribute to a state son of Georgia, Dr. Crawford W. Long, who first used other anesthesia in surgery.
In 1935, Mrs. J. Bonar White of Georgia, president of the Southern Medical Auxiliary, presented the idea to the National Medical Auxiliary and it was unanimously adopted.
Article posted with permission from HDN.