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Public Health Warning-Please Read

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by LarryNC, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. LarryNC

    LarryNC Millennium Member

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    Subject: Alert

    a. The number of physicians in the United States is 70,000
    b. Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year is 120,000.
    c. Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171. (US Dept. of Health &
    Human
    Services)

    THINK ABOUT THIS:
    a. The number of gun owners in the US is 80,000,000 (yes,
    eighty-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 .0000188.

    Statistically, doctors are about 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.
    FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS A DOCTOR. Alert your
    friends to this threat. We must ban doctors before this gets out of hand. As
    a public health measure I have withheld the statistics on lawyers for fear
    that the shock could cause people to seek medical attention.
     
  2. vafish

    vafish

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    Actually if your figures are correct about the number of doctors and deaths you missplaced the decimal point.

    120,000 Deaths
    Divided by
    70,000 Doctors,
    Equals
    1.714 Acidental Deaths Per Doctor.

    1.714
    Divided by
    .0000188
    Equals
    90,967 times more likely to be killed by a doctor accidently that by a gun accidently.
     

  3. LarryNC

    LarryNC Millennium Member

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    Vafish, I didn't create this, I'm simply passing it along.
     
  4. vafish

    vafish

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    I wonder how correct the "Stats" actually are?