Medicine | What happens when old doctors’ skills fade, fade away?
by Charles Horton, M.D.
Posted 1/17/18, 07:16 pm
A new law will allow Japan’s Emperor Akihito, who would otherwise have had to serve for life, to abdicate; he plans to step down in 2019 at the age of 85. This extreme approach to tenure contrasts with America’s federal judges: Firing one would take a (literal) act of Congress, but they’re free to leave whenever they choose.