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Gifted Hands

The Ben Carson Story

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The story of Ben Carson, M.D. will inspire readers as they watch an inner-city youngster rise to become director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
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Gifted Hands by and about Ben Carson, M.D., is the inspiring story of an inner-city kid with poor grades and little motivation, who, at age thirty-three, became director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Gifted Hands will transplace you into the operating room to witness surgeries that made headlines around the world, and into the private mind of a compassionate, God-fearing physician who lives to help others. In 1987, Dr. Carson gained worldwide recognition for his part in the first successful separation of Siamese twins joined at the back of the head -- an extremely complex and delicate operation that was five months of planning and twenty-two hours of actual surgery, involving a surgical plan that Carson helped initiate. Gifted Hands reveals a man with humility, decency, compassion, courage, and sensitivity who serves as a role model for young people (and everyone else) in need of encouragement to attempt the seemingly impossible and to excel in whatever they attempt. Dr. Carson also describes the key role that his highly intelligent though relatively uneducated mother played in his metamorphosis from an unmotivated ghetto youngster into one of the most respected neurosurgeons in the world.

Contributor(s) Ben Carson, M.D. , Cecil Murphey
About the Contributor(s) Ben Carson, M.D.

Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., became the chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1984 at the age of 33, making him the youngest major division director in the hospital's history. He has written and published nine books, four of which were co-authored with Candy,  his wife of 40 years. Dr. Carson was the recipient of the 2006 Spingarn Medal. In June 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. U.S. News Media Group and Harvard's Center for Public Leadership recognized Dr. Carson as one of "America's Best Leaders" in 2008. In 2014, the Gallup Organization, in their annual survey, named Dr. Carson as one of the 10 Most Admired Men in the World.

Dr. Carson and his wife are co-founders of the Carson Scholars Fund, which recognizes young people of all backgrounds for exceptional academic and humanitarian accomplishments. In addition, Dr. Carson is now the Honorary National Chairman of the My Faith Votes campaign and continues to work tirelessly for the cause of the American people.



Cecil Murphey
Cecil Murphey, author of 112 books, has also assisted well-known personalities in writing their biographies.
UPC 025986546519
ISBN-10 0310546516
ISBN-13 9780310546511
Publish Date Jan 30, 1992
Weight (lbs) 0.5000
Height 8
Width 5.38
Length 240
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zondervan
Price $14.99
Format Paperback
Language English

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I am in the 9th grade and i read "Gifted Hands" for a book report in my English class. I chose this book because I had heard a lot about Dr. Ben Carson as one of our presidential candidates. The book was well written and I learned many lessons from it. No matter what the circumstances are in your life, have faith, work hard, and you will succeed. This is a book every student should read. It will teach them about faith and morals they should have in their lives. (Posted on 12/3/2015)

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