Greg Cohoon (drmellow) wrote,
Greg Cohoon

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A friend just forwarded me the following warning:


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

Statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

"FACT: Not everyone has a gun, but everyone has at least one Doctor."

Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets out of hand.

[Edit: Although this is the first time I've seen it, this warning has been around before. Do a Google Search and you'll find it (or variations) all over the place. Yes, I know that doctors are not evil and shouldn't be banned. Guns aren't evil and shouldn't be banned, either. Before trying to turn this into a debate, either recognize the humor and have a chuckle or simply move along to the next LJ entry in your friends list.]

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