International Medical Day
International Medical Day is held on December 3. This event in the first decade of the month December is annual. Help us
A physician is a professional who practices medicine and attempts to maintain and restore health by studying, diagnosing and treating the patient's illness or injury. Because he/she has to provide accurate and rapid answers to health problems, through decisions usually made under conditions of great uncertainty, he/she requires continuous training throughout his/her working life.
The objective of this profession is the preservation, recovery and rehabilitation of the individual in order to integrate him/her into the social environment. It is necessary to have training for the diagnosis and treatment of the patient, as well as disease prevention, health promotion and promotion.
In 1946, the Pan American Medical Confederation agreed to commemorate December 3 as "International Medical Day" (Día Internacional del Médico) or Pan American Day of the Physician, in memory of the Cuban physician Carlos J. Finlay, discoverer of Aedes aegypti as a transmitter of yellow fever. Recall that each country may have its own date for honoring medical professionals.
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