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When Should Surgeons Stop Operating?
National Public Radio

Increased fatigue, forgetfulness, and reduced eyesight — these are some of the declines that can come with aging.

Certain professions keep a close watch for these sorts of changes, in hopes of protecting the public. And some jobs even have a firm age cutoff: Airline pilots are required to retire at 65, for example, and some firefighters must step down by 57. But there are no nation-wide, age-related cutoffs, required assessments or guidelines to make sure doctors can do their jobs safely.