View Full Version : OT: Funny, my bil (a doctor) sent this to me

01-07-2009, 08:16 AM

(A) The number of physicians in the US is 700,000.

(B) Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year are 120,000.

(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.

Statistics, courtesy of the US Department of Health and Human Services.


(A) The number of gun owners in the US is 80,000,000. (Yes, that's 80 million.)

(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.

(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.000188.

Statistics, courtesy of the FBI.

So, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners!

Remember, guns don't kill people, doctors do.

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

Fact: Not everyone has a gun, but almost everyone has at least one doctor.

Note: Out of concern for the public at large, the statistics on lawyers has been withheld from this report for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention.

**this is NOT intended to start a debate, just being silly**:D

Nancy Joy
01-07-2009, 08:43 PM
OK- I am warped! I find this hilarious!!!! Suppose I might not if I knew someone in the 120,000. Thanks for sharing. Laughs are good for us. :D

01-11-2009, 09:30 PM
I see you're pretty new to the forum. Just wanted to say welcome, and it looks like you're going to be a fun addition to the group! Thanks for the laugh. Nancy Joy is right; laughs are good for us, and we need all we can get.