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May 1: National Physician's Day

Did you know? Today the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is celebrating National Physician’s Day.

May 1 was chosen as the proposed date to pay tribute to one of the most influential individuals in Canadian medical history. Dr. Emily Stowe — born May 1, 1831 — was the first female to practise medicine in Canada, and a founder of the country’s women’s movement.

Join the CMA in recognizing all physicians’ commitment to improving the health of Canadians and strengthening the medical profession.

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