Thursday, February 8, 2007


E-mailed to me,

Number of physicians in the US: 700,000
Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year: 120,000
Accidental deaths per physician: 0.171
(U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services)
Number of gun owners in the US: 80,000,000
Number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups): 1,500
Accidental deaths per gun owner: 0.0000188(Benton County News Tribune, 17 November 1999)
And so statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.
"Remember -- not everyone has a gun, but everyone has at least one Doctor."

I'm thinking of taking my Dr. to the range for a motivation session.

I had a Dr. friend tell me "Never go to a teaching hospital for treatment, those people are still learning to be doctors, when you are learning you will kill people. You have to learn to live with it."

Best Dr. I have ever met.

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