Hello, Dr. Keith Smith with you – Surgery Center of Oklahoma. Thank you for joining us in this video blog series.

“He who takes the king’s shilling is the king’s man.”

I learned this phrase from Jeff Deist, the president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute recently at a seminar in Ft. Worth.

This is certainly true of the American Medical Association (AMA), which now, I’m told, receives less than 20% of its revenue from physician members. 80% of its revenue comes from the Federal government for a monopoly contract to print codebooks.

For those of you who believe that the American Medical Association (AMA) represents physicians, I would encourage you to think again. I’ve said many times that any physician who belongs to the AMA should quit. And any physician who does not belong to the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) should join.

Jane Orient, as many of you may know, single-handedly defeated the Clinton healthcare plan when it was proposed. It was in the latest newsletter of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) that I learned of the passing of a great man – Dr. Francis Davis of Shawnee, Oklahoma.

What many of you may not know is that Dr. Davis single-handedly defeated the socialized medicine plan that was attempted to be pushed on the people of the United States by none other than Jimmy Carter.

Francis Davis was a great man and he was no fan of the AMA either. And he made many attempts at the AMA – from the inside – to thwart their attempts to basically chum up with the Federal government where they endorse anything and everything that comes out of Washington D.C.

Francis Davis started a magazine, Private Practice, the editor of which was none other than Lew Rockwell – the founder of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and the proprietor of the website that I check and read every single day.

I wanted to pass along the passing of this giant in healthcare, Francis Davis, and thank the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons that alerted me to his passing.

Thank you for joining us. We will see you next time.