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National Doctors' Day Calls Attention to Physician Shortage

It was President George H.W. Bush who signed a resolution designating March 30th as National Doctors' Day. It marks the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery in 1933 and is meant to honor the hard work, stress, and sacrifice doctors endure in the service of healing. But this year, the Chicago-based American Medical Association is taking the opportunity to call attention to a growing physician shortage. Medical contributor and co-founder of the Health and Medicine Policy Research Group Dr. Quentin Young tells us more about the shortage and why it's happening.

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