BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A Bakersfield doctor whose career began before World War II is finally hanging up his white coat.
KBAK-TV says Dr. Norman Levan, who was an Army doctor in the Pacific during the war, plans to retire Monday at age 96 after a career spanning 73 years.
Since 1980, Levan has worked as a dermatologist in Bakersfield, where he moved after a stint as a medical professor at the University of Southern California.
He's kept seeing patients once a week into his 90s, but next week he plans to transfer his practice to another doctor.
Levan has been a major philanthropist in Bakersfield, last year giving $14 million to Bakersfield College.
The doctor says he took the medical school entrance exam during the Depression "on a whim."
The Associated Press