National Doctors' Day is marked annually on March 30 to appreciate physicians everywhere.

The holiday was first commemorated in 1933 in Winder, Georgia, to mark the first anniversary of a doctor using ether anesthesia during surgery. It was introduced by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond. The day was later signed into law by former President George H. W. Bush who then designated Doctors' Day a national holiday on Feb. 21, 1991.

Here are some inspirational quotes about medicine, collected from QuoteGarden to share on this day.

1. "In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men." — Marcus Tullius Cicero

2. "In the sick room, ten cents' worth of human understanding equals ten dollars' worth of medical science." — Martin H. Fischer

3. "A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more than even the whole man — he must view the man in his world." — Harvey Cushing

4. "The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease." — Voltaire

5. "The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him." — Sigmund Freud

6. "Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it." — Ovid

7. “The awe of discovering the human body. The honor of being trusted to give advice. The gratitude for helping someone through a difficult illness. These things never grow old.” ― Danielle Ofri, MD

8. "Observation, Reason, Human Understanding, Courage; these make the physician." ― Martin H. Fischer

9. “The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.” ― Plato

10. “Body and soul cannot be separated for purposes of treatment, for they are one and indivisible. Sick minds must be healed as well as sick bodies.” ― C. Jeff Miller

Dirk Heinrich is one of 1,400 doctors who have volunteered to vaccinate Hamburg citizens
Dirk Heinrich is one of 1,400 doctors who have volunteered to vaccinate Hamburg citizens AFP / Axel Heimken