100-year-old surgeon, WWII vet who retired at age 95 shares secrets to longevity

December 16, 2014 4:44 PM

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100-year-old surgeon, WWII vet who retired at age 95 shares secrets to longevity

Dr. Ellsworth Wareham, 100, a celebrated heart surgeon, still mows his lawn and trims his bushes. He credits his longevity in large part to his vegan diet, which he adopted midlife. (Photo courtesy Loma Linda University Medical Center)

Today, being a surgeon is like being a commercial airline pilot: One must complete hundreds of hours of educational training before flying solo with human lives in his or her hands. But back in 100-year-old Dr. Ellsworth Wareham’s day, surgeons studied diagrams and simulated human procedures on dogs...

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