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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.


Gifted Hands 20th Anniversary Edition
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Gifted hands
July 22nd, 2014
Enjoyable, humble yet inspiring book
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Gifted Hands
February 15th, 2013
This book has been around for many years, but I just recently decided to read this book. Dr Ben Carson's story is about hope and inspiration. Lack of the nuclear family and belief in God is, in many respects, the problem with America today. His story is a timeless example of courage and hard work. This book should be required reading for young people of all races.
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