The Tucson-based group, founded in 1943, bills itself promisingly as “the only national organization consistently supporting the principles of the free market in medical practice”. It’s published material favorable to liability reform in its Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons (formerly Medical Sentinel). Before citing to AAPS publications as one might cite to JAMA or The Lancet, however, it would be wise to read this and learn more about the group’s indulgence for anti-vaccine, anti-fluoridation and anti-gay crankery, as well as what one of its contributors regards as the superiority of “the creation religion of Jehovah” over the “religion of evolutionary humanism”. On the vaccine issue, at least, “the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons [has been] transformed into one of the primary media allies of litigators and plaintiffs seeking to review medical care after the fact, and find legal fault with physicians, vaccine developers and public health authorities who exercised accepted standards of care prevalent at the time they made their decisions.” (Kathleen Seidel, Mar. 12).