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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. The extremely complex and delicate operation, five months in the planning and twenty-two hours in the execution, involved a surgical plan that Carson helped initiate.
Carson pioneered again in a rare procedure known as hemispherectomy, giving children without hope a second chance at life through a daring operation in which he literally removed one half of their brain.
But 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 that 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 top of his class--and beyond to a Yale scholarship . . . the University of Michigan Medical School . . . and finally, at age 33, the directorship of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Today, Dr. Ben Carson holds twenty honorary doctorates and is the possessor of a long string of honors and awards, including the Horatio Alger Award, induction into the "Great Blacks in Wax" Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, and an invitation as Keynote Speaker at the 1997 President's National Prayer Breakfast.
Gifted Hands is the riveting story of one man's secret for success, tested against daunting odds and driven by an incredible mindset that dares to take risks. This inspiring autobiography 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. Through it all shines a humility, quick wit, and down-to-earth style that make this book one you won't easily forget. Dr. Benjamin Carson is director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He lives with his wife, Candy, and three sons in West Friendship, Maryland. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Bought this book for my students who are doing an independent novel study. They are really enjoying it.Published 2 months ago by Jeanine
Fast delivery and good read! I enjoyed reading about the surgeries... Thank you!Published 8 months ago by Nathalie
low price and great book! One of my favourite books actually.... it was my second time buying it because I gave it away the first timePublished 11 months ago by Winnie
I have always wanted to engage with someone that is doing what I dream to one day be capable of doing. Until now, I have never found a way to do that. Read morePublished 13 months ago by hark1493
I really enjoyed this book. It's kind of a rag to riches story but what is compelling is the steadfastness of his dear mother. She is a true heroine in this story. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Catherine Stieva
This is a good book that I highly recommended to be read. Very inspirational that I bought three of his other booksPublished 24 months ago by Donna Sadler
This is the perfect book eo encourage youth in any country to make the best of what you are given to achieve a successful life.Published on June 27 2013 by Jennie B. Hougestol
Sometime feritale ,sometime rave and taf I expected better job J.V.I am not sure if I try next of his bucks.Published on April 29 2013 by jerry vrabec
Inspiring story of making your own future. Even though he sometimes wanted to slack off on learning, his mother kept him on track.Published on March 20 2013 by Christine