1. The number of physicians in the US is 700,000. 2. Accidental deaths by physicians per year are 120,000. 3. Accidental deaths per physician are .171 (US Department of Health and Human Services stats) Think about this: 1. The number of gun owners in the US is 80,000,000 2. The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1500. 3. The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .0000188. Statistically, doctors are 9000 times more dangerous than gun owners. Fact: Not everyone has a gun but almost everyone has at least one doctor. Be careful! I got this in an email. Even though I come from a family with health professionals I am forwarding this to you. It's food for thought. Make sure you find a good doctor!!