National Doctors' Day was created to recognize the contributions of physicians to individuals and communities. This date marks the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. On March 30, 1842, in Jefferson, Georgia, Dr. Crawford Long used sulfuric ether to anesthetize a patient and painlessly excised a tumor from his neck.
Located in Brawley, California and affiliated with the Scripps Health Network, Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District is the leading medical center in Southern California's Imperial Valley. This month, we'd like to showcase The Wound Clinic at Pioneers and its new medical director, Joseph Bivens, M.D.