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One of the twenty physician members of Congress , Rep. Phil Roe  (an unusual name for an OB/GYN, no?) helped save a man’s life at the Charlotte-Douglas airport yesterday.

Also, of the twenty physicians in Congress, eighteen are Republicans.  Of the Republicans, twelve are in their first or second terms in the House or Senate.  Why the apparently sudden interest that doctors have in serving in Congress?

For what it’s worth (not much) Georgia and Louisiana share the distinction of each having three physician representatives in Congress.

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