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SC 13G
WADDELL & REED INC /KS/ filed this Form SC 13G on 01/30/1998
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January 30, 1998

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
450 Fifth Street, NW
Judiciary Plaza
Washington, DC   20549

Re:  Schedule 13G-Amsurg Corp.

Dear Sir or Madam:

We are hereby transmitting by Edgar Schedule 13G on behalf of Waddell & Reed,
Inc.

If you have any questions concerning the Schedule 13G filing, please call me at
(913)236-1923.

Very truly yours,



Kristen Richards
Staff Attorney

KR/fr


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                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                            Washington, D.C.  20549

                                  SCHEDULE 13G
                   Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                                  Amsurg Corp.
___________________________________________________________________
                                (Name of Issuer)
                                     Common
__________________________________________________________________
                         (Title of Class of Securities)
                                  03232P-20-7
__________________________________________________________________
                                 (CUSIP Number)
     Check the following Box if a fee is being paid with this
     statement.............[__]

     1)   Names of Reporting Persons S.S. or I.R.S. Identification
          Nos. of Above Persons....................................

          Waddell & Reed, Inc. -43-1235675
___________________________________________________________________
     2)   Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group
          (a).......................................................[__]
          (b).......................................................[X_]
___________________________________________________________________
     3)   SEC Use Only.............................................
___________________________________________________________________
     4)   Citizenship or Place of Organization.....................
          Delaware
___________________________________________________________________
     Number of           (5)  Sole Voting Power....606,581.........
     Shares Bene-        (6)  Shared Voting Power..................
     ficially            (7)  Sole Dispositive Power....606,581....
     Owned by            (8)  Shared Dispositive Power.............
     Each Reporting
     Person With
     9)   Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting
          Person....................606,581....................
___________________________________________________________________
     10)  Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes
     Certain Shares...........................................
___________________________________________________________________
     11)  Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row 
     (9)..........................................12.6%
___________________________________________________________________
     12)  Type of Reporting Person............BD...................
__________________________________________________________________


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                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                            Washington, D.C.  20549

                                  SCHEDULE 13G
                   Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                                  Amsurg Corp.
___________________________________________________________________
                                (Name of Issuer)
                                     Common
__________________________________________________________________
                         (Title of Class of Securities)
                                  03232P-20-7
__________________________________________________________________
                                 (CUSIP Number)
     Check the following Box if a fee is being paid with this
     statement.............[__]

     1)   Names of Reporting Persons S.S. or I.R.S. Identification
          Nos. of Above Persons....................................

          Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company-48-1106973
___________________________________________________________________
     2)   Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group
          (a).......................................................[__]
          (b).......................................................[X_]
___________________________________________________________________
     3)   SEC Use Only.............................................
___________________________________________________________________
     4)   Citizenship or Place of Organization.....................
          Kansas
___________________________________________________________________
     Number of           (5)  Sole Voting Power......536,809.......
     Shares Bene-        (6)  Shared Voting Power..................
     ficially            (7)  Sole Dispositive Power.....536,809...
     Owned by            (8)  Shared Dispositive Power.............
     Each Reporting
     Person With
     9)   Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting
          Person.................536,809....................
___________________________________________________________________
     10)  Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes
     Certain Shares...........................................
___________________________________________________________________
     11)  Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row 
     (9)..........................................11.2%
___________________________________________________________________
     12)  Type of Reporting Person............IA...................
__________________________________________________________________


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                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                            Washington, D.C.  20549

                                  SCHEDULE 13G
                   Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                                  Amsurg Corp.
___________________________________________________________________
                                (Name of Issuer)
                                     Common
__________________________________________________________________
                         (Title of Class of Securities)
                                  03232P-20-7
__________________________________________________________________
                                 (CUSIP Number)
     Check the following Box if a fee is being paid with this
     statement.............[__]

     1)   Names of Reporting Persons S.S. or I.R.S. Identification
          Nos. of Above Persons....................................

          Waddell & Reed Financial Services, Inc.  -43-1414157
___________________________________________________________________
     2)   Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group
          (a).......................................................[__]
          (b).......................................................[X_]
___________________________________________________________________
     3)   SEC Use Only.............................................
___________________________________________________________________
     4)   Citizenship or Place of Organization.....................
          Missouri
___________________________________________________________________
     Number of           (5)  Sole Voting Power....606,581.........
     Shares Bene-        (6)  Shared Voting Power..................
     ficially            (7)  Sole Dispositive Power....606,581....
     Owned by            (8)  Shared Dispositive Power.............
     Each Reporting
     Person With
     9)   Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting
          Person....................606,581...................
___________________________________________________________________
     10)  Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes
     Certain Shares...........................................
___________________________________________________________________
     11)  Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row 
     (9)..........................................12.6%
___________________________________________________________________
     12)  Type of Reporting Person............HC...................
__________________________________________________________________


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                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                            Washington, D.C.  20549

                                  SCHEDULE 13G
                   Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                                  Amsurg Corp.
___________________________________________________________________
                                (Name of Issuer)
                                     Common
__________________________________________________________________
                         (Title of Class of Securities)
                                  03232P-20-7
__________________________________________________________________
                                 (CUSIP Number)
     Check the following Box if a fee is being paid with this
     statement.............[__]

     1)   Names of Reporting Persons S.S. or I.R.S. Identification
          Nos. of Above Persons....................................

          Torchmark Corporation   -63-0780404
___________________________________________________________________
     2)   Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group
          (a).......................................................[__]
          (b).......................................................[X_]
___________________________________________________________________
     3)   SEC Use Only.............................................
___________________________________________________________________
     4)   Citizenship or Place of Organization.....................
          Delaware
___________________________________________________________________
     Number of           (5)  Sole Voting Power....606,581.........
     Shares Bene-        (6)  Shared Voting Power..................
     ficially            (7)  Sole Dispositive Power....606,581....
     Owned by            (8)  Shared Dispositive Power.............
     Each Reporting
     Person With
     9)   Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting
          Person.....................606,581...................
___________________________________________________________________
     10)  Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes
          Certain Shares...........................................
___________________________________________________________________
     11)  Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row 
     (9)..........................................12.6%
___________________________________________________________________
     12)  Type of Reporting Person............HC...................
__________________________________________________________________


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                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                            Washington, D.C.  20549

                                  SCHEDULE 13G
                   Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                                  Amsurg Corp.
___________________________________________________________________
                                (Name of Issuer)
                                     Common
__________________________________________________________________
                         (Title of Class of Securities)
                                  03232P-20-7
__________________________________________________________________
                                 (CUSIP Number)
     Check the following Box if a fee is being paid with this
     statement.............[__]

     1)   Names of Reporting Persons S.S. or I.R.S. Identification
          Nos. of Above Persons....................................

          United Investors Management Company  -51-0261715
___________________________________________________________________
     2)   Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group
          (a).......................................................[__]
          (b).......................................................[X_]
___________________________________________________________________
     3)   SEC Use Only.............................................
___________________________________________________________________
     4)   Citizenship or Place of Organization.....................
          Delaware
___________________________________________________________________
     Number of           (5)  Sole Voting Power......606,581.......
     Shares Bene-        (6)  Shared Voting Power..................
     ficially            (7)  Sole Dispositive Power...606,581.....
     Owned by            (8)  Shared Dispositive Power.............
     Each Reporting
     Person With
     9)   Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting
          Person......................606,581..............
___________________________________________________________________
     10)  Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes
          Certain Shares...........................................
___________________________________________________________________
     11)  Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row 
     (9)..........................................12.6%
___________________________________________________________________
     12)  Type of Reporting Person............HC...................
__________________________________________________________________


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                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                            Washington, D.C.  20549

                                  SCHEDULE 13G
                   Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                                  Amsurg Corp.
___________________________________________________________________
                                (Name of Issuer)
                                     Common
__________________________________________________________________
                         (Title of Class of Securities)
                                  03232P-20-7
__________________________________________________________________
                                 (CUSIP Number)
     Check the following Box if a fee is being paid with this
     statement.............[__]

     1)   Names of Reporting Persons S.S. or I.R.S. Identification
          Nos. of Above Persons....................................

          Liberty National Life Insurance Company  -63-0124600
___________________________________________________________________
     2)   Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group
          (a).......................................................[__]
          (b).......................................................[X_]
___________________________________________________________________
     3)   SEC Use Only.............................................
___________________________________________________________________
     4)   Citizenship or Place of Organization.....................
          Alabama
___________________________________________________________________
     Number of           (5)  Sole Voting Power.....606,581........
     Shares Bene-        (6)  Shared Voting Power..................
     ficially            (7)  Sole Dispositive Power....606,581....
     Owned by            (8)  Shared Dispositive Power.............
     Each Reporting
     Person With
     9)   Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting
          Person..................606,581.....................
___________________________________________________________________
     10)  Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes
          Certain Shares...........................................
___________________________________________________________________
     11)  Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row 
     (9)..........................................12.6%
___________________________________________________________________
     12)  Type of Reporting Person............IC...................
__________________________________________________________________


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                                  SCHEDULE 13G
     Item 1(a) Name of Issuer:
          Amsurg Corp.
     ..............................................................
     Item 1(b) Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:
          One Burton Hills Blvd., Ste. 350, Nashville, TN 37215
     ..............................................................
     Item 2(a) Name of Person Filing:
          Torchmark Corporation
     ..............................................................
     Item 2(b) Address of Principal Business Office or, if none,
          Residence:
          2001 Third Avenue South
          Birmingham, AL 35233
     ..............................................................
     Item 2(c) Citizenship:
          Delaware
     ..............................................................
     Item 2(d) Title of Class of Securities:
          Common
     ..............................................................
     Item 2(e) CUSIP Number:
          03232P-20-7
     ..............................................................
     Item 3    Person filing is:
          (h)[x]Group, in accordance with 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(H)
     Item 4    Ownership

          If the percent of the class owned, as of December 31 of the year
     covered by the statement, or as of the last day of any month described in
     Rule 13d-1(b)(2), if applicable, exceeds five percent, provide the
     following information as of that date and identify those shares which there
     is a right to acquire.

     (a)  Amount Beneficially Owned:
            606,581
     ..............................................................
     (b)  Percent of Class:
              12.6%
     ..............................................................
     (c)  Number of shares as to which such person has:
          (i)   sole power to vote or to direct the vote...606,581..
          (ii)  shared power to vote or to direct the vote..........
          (iii) sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition
                of.........................................606,581..
          (iv)  shared power to dispose or to direct the
                disposition of.....................................

     Item 5    Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class

               If this statement is being filed to report the
               fact that as of the date hereof the reporting
               person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of
               more than five percent of the class of securities,
               check the following ..............................[__]

               Not Applicable

     Item 6    Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of
               Another Person

               Not Applicable

     Item 7    Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary
                 Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By
                 The Parent Holding Company

               See Attached Exhibit 2

     Item 8    Identification and Classification of Members of the
               Group

               See attached Exhibit 3

     Item 9    Notice of Dissolution of Group
               Not Applicable

     Item 10
                                 Certification

          By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and
belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired for the purpose of
and do not have the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer
of such securities and were not acquired in connection with or as a participant
in any transaction having such purpose or effect.

                                   Signature

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify
that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

Date:  January 30, 1998

Waddell & Reed Inc.                Waddell & Reed Investment
                                   Management Company

/s/ Sharon K. Pappas               /s/ Sharon K. Pappas
 ............................       ............................
Sharon K. Pappas                   Sharon K. Pappas
Senior Vice President              Senior Vice President
Name/Title                         Name/Title

Liberty National Life              Waddell & Reed Financial
Insurance Company                  Services, Inc.

/s/ William C. Barclift*           /s/ Sharon K. Pappas
 ............................       .............................
William C. Barclift                Sharon K. Pappas
Executive Vice President           Vice President
Name/Title                         Name/Title

Torchmark Corporation              United Investors Management Company

/s/ William C. Barclift*           /s/ Michael J. Klyce*
 ............................       .............................
William C. Barclift                Michael J. Klyce
Vice President                     Treasurer
Name/Title                         Name/Title


* By:  /s/ Sharon K. Pappas
 ............................
Sharon K. Pappas
Attorney-in-Fact


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                                 EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit
   No.         Description

    1     Joint Filing Agreement

    2     Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the
          Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company

    3     Identification and Classification of Members of the Group

    4     Power of Attorney


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                                                                       EXHIBIT 1
                             JOINT FILING AGREEMENT

     Torchmark Corporation, Liberty National Life Insurance Company, United
Investors Management Company, Waddell & Reed Financial Services, Inc., Waddell &
Reed, Inc., Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company and Waddell & Reed
Asset Management Company (the "Filing Persons"), hereby agree to file jointly a
Schedule 13G and any amendments thereto relating to the aggregate ownership by
each of the Filing Persons of any voting equity security of a class which is
registered pursuant to Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, as required by Rule 13d-1 and Rule 13d-2 promulgated under the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Each of the Filing Persons agrees that the
information set forth in such Schedule 13G and any amendments thereto with
respect to such Filing Person will be true, complete and correct as of the date
of such Schedule 13G or such amendment, to the best of such Filing Person's
knowledge and belief, after reasonably inquiry.  Each of the Filing Persons
makes no representations as to the accuracy or adequacy of the information set
forth in the Schedule 13G or any amendments thereto with respect to any other
Filing Person.  Each of the Filing Persons shall promptly notify the other
Filing Persons if any of the information set forth in the Schedule 13G or any
amendments thereto shall become inaccurate in any material respect or if said
person learns of information that would require an amendment to the Schedule
13G.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have set their hands this 9th day of
February, 1996.

TORCHMARK CORPORATION                   LIBERTY NATIONAL LIFE
                                        INSURANCE COMPANY

By:  /s/ Carol A. McCoy                 By:  /s/ Carol A. McCoy
   Name:  Carol A. McCoy                  Name:   Carol A. McCoy
   Title: Associate Counsel, Secretary    Title:  Assistant Secretary

UNITED INVESTORS MANAGEMENT
 COMPANY

By:  /s/ Carol A. McCoy
   Name:  Carol A. McCoy
   Title: Assistant Secretary

WADDELL & REED, FINANCIAL               WADDELL & REED, INC.
SERVICES, INC.

By:  /s/ Sharon K. Pappas               By:  /s/ Sharon K. Pappas
   Sharon K. Pappas                        Sharon K. Pappas
   Vice President                          Senior Vice President

WADDELL & REED INVESTMENT               WADDELL & REED ASSET
MANAGEMENT COMPANY                      MANAGEMENT COMPANY

By:  /s/ Sharon K. Pappas               By:  /s/ Sharon K. Pappas
   Sharon K. Pappas                        Sharon K. Pappas
   Senior Vice President                   Secretary


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                                   EXHIBIT 2

Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company - Tax ID No.
          48-1106973

          Investment Advisor registered under Section 203 of the
          Investment Advisor's Act of 1940


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                                   EXHIBIT 3

Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company - Tax ID No.
          48-1106973

          Investment Advisor registered under Section 203 of the
          Investment Advisor's Act of 1940

Waddell & Reed, Inc. - Tax ID No. 43-1235675

          Broker-Dealer registered under Section 15 of the
          Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Waddell & Reed Financial Services, Inc. - Tax ID No. 43-1414157

          Parent Holding Company

United Investors Management Company - Tax ID No. 51-0261715

          Parent Holding Company

Liberty National Life Insurance Company - Tax ID No. 63-0124600

          Insurance Company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of
          The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Torchmark Corporation - Tax ID No. 63-0780404

          Parent Holding Company


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                                                                       EXHIBIT 4

                               POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, THAT:

     The undersigned United Investors Management Company, a corporation
organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware, constitutes and
appoints Sharon Pappas, Robert L. Hechler and Sheryl Strauss and each of them
severally, its true and lawful attorneys-in-fact on behalf of the corporation
and in its, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to execute any and all
Schedules 13G or 13D and any amendments thereto relating to ownership of any
voting equity security of a class which is registered pursuant to Section 12 of
the Securities Exchange act of 1934, as amended, as required by rules and
regulations promulgated under said Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and to file
the same with all documents required in connection therewith, with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and
agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and
every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done and hereby ratifying and
confirming all said attorneys-in-fact and agents or any of them or their
substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the corporation has caused this power of attorney to be
executed in its corporate name by its Treasurer and its Assistant Secretary
corporate seal to be affixed hereto on February 9, 1996.

                                   UNITED INVESTORS MANAGEMENT
                                   COMPANY

                                   By: /s/ Michael J. Klyce
                                   Treasurer

Attest: /s/ Carol A. McCoy
     Assistant Secretary


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                               POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, THAT:

     The undersigned Liberty National Life Insurance Company, a corporation
organized and existing under the laws of the State of Alabama, constitutes and
appoints Sharon Pappas, Robert L. Hechler and Sheryl Strauss and each of them
severally, its true and lawful attorneys-in-fact on behalf of the corporation
and in its, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to execute any and all
Schedules 13G or 13D and any amendments thereto relating to ownership of any
voting equity security of a class which is registered pursuant to Section 12 of
the Securities Exchange act of 1934, as amended, as required by rules and
regulations promulgated under said Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and to file
the same with all documents required in connection therewith, with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and
agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and
every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done and hereby ratifying and
confirming all said attorneys-in-fact and agents or any of them or their
substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the corporation has caused this power of attorney to be
executed in its corporate name by its Executive Vice President and its Assistant
Secretary corporate seal to be affixed hereto on February 9, 1996.

                                   LIBERTY NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE
                                   COMPANY

                                   By: /s/William C. Barclift
                                   Executive Vice President

Attest: /s/ Carol A. McCoy
     Assistant Secretary


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                               POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, THAT:

     The undersigned Torchmark Corporation, a corporation organized and existing
under the laws of the State of Delaware, constitutes and appoints Sharon Pappas,
Robert L. Hechler and Sheryl Strauss and each of them severally, its true and
lawful attorneys-in-fact on behalf of the corporation and in its, place and
stead, in any and all capacities, to execute any and all Schedules 13G or 13D
and any amendments thereto relating to ownership of any voting equity security
of a class which is registered pursuant to Section 12 of the Securities Exchange
act of 1934, as amended, as required by rules and regulations promulgated under
said Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and to file the same with all documents
required in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power
and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and
necessary to be done and hereby ratifying and confirming all said attorneys-in-
fact and agents or any of them or their substitute or substitutes, may lawfully
do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the corporation has caused this power of attorney to be
executed in its corporate name by its Vice President and its Secretary corporate
seal to be affixed hereto on February 9, 1996.

                                   TORCHMARK CORPORATION

                                   By: /s/ William C. Barclift
                                   Vice President

Attest: /s/ Carol A. McCoy
     Secretary