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Gifted Hands 20th Anniversary Edition

The Ben Carson Story

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The inspiring story of Ben Carson, M.D. takes readers into the life of an inner-city youngster who rose above his circumstances to become director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
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In 1987, Dr. Benjamin Carson gained worldwide recognition for his part in the first successful separation of Siamese twins joined at the back of the head. Carson pioneered again in a rare procedure known as a hemispherectomy, giving children without hope a second chance at life through a daring operation in which he literally removes one half of their brain. Such breakthroughs aren’t unusual for Ben Carson. He’s been beating the odds since he was a child. Raised in inner-city Detroit by a mother with a third grade education, Ben lacked motivation. He had terrible grades. And a pathological temper threatened to put him in jail. But Sonya Carson convinced her son he could make something of his life, even though everything around him said otherwise. Trust in God, a relentless belief in his own capabilities, and sheer determination catapulted Ben from failing grades to the directorship of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Gifted Hands takes 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.
Contributor(s) Ben Carson, M.D. , Cecil Murphey
About the Contributor(s) Ben Carson, M.D.

Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D.

Dr. Carson is an emeritus professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In 1984, he was named director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center from which he retired in 2013.  In 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Through his philanthropic foundation, the Carson Scholars Fund, he strives to maximize the intellectual potential of every child. Dr. Carson has written six best-selling books, including two New York Times Bestsellers, America the Beautiful and One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future, which became a number one New York Times bestseller.  He is a syndicated columnist and a highly sought-after, inspirational, and motivational speaker.



Cecil Murphey
Cecil Murphey, author of 112 books, has also assisted well-known personalities in writing their biographies.
UPC 025986332907
ISBN-10 0310332907
ISBN-13 9780310332909
Publish Date Mar 8, 2011
Weight (lbs) 0.7900
Height 8.25
Width 5.63
Length 240
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zondervan
Price $18.99
Format Hardcover
Language English

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