Gifted Hands

Gifted Hands

The Ben Carson Story

Book - 2010
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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."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, [2010], c1990.
Edition: 20th anniversary ed.
ISBN: 9780310332909
0310332907
9780310214694
9780310546511
9780310546504
0310546508
0310214696
0310546516
Call Number: 921 CARSON
Characteristics: 240 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Carson, Ben.
African American physicians -- Biography.
African Americans -- Biography
Neurosurgeons -- United States -- Biography.
Additional Contributors: Murphey, Cecil

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two_of_us
Dec 28, 2016

An inspiring read. Highly recommended for upper primary, secondary students and adults.

luvfresians Mar 11, 2016

This is a great book! Ben Carson is a great man!!!! It is very sad that he dropped out of the race, but if more people would have realized that he could save America and they had supported him he wouldn't have dropped out. More people especially Christians need to realize that America needs a man like Ben!
We don't need Hilary or Obama. What have they done for America?..........a big Nothing!
Great man; Great book!!
My whole family has read it.

iluvstarwars Feb 09, 2016

This is a very good book about Dr. Carson and his amazing surgical performances. In this book we also see some reasons why Ben Carson would make a good president. It also shows us that even if you didn't grow up in a very rich family, you can achieve anything through perseverance and hard work.

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JihadiConservative
Feb 05, 2016

Mr. Carson, neurosurgeon, is a excellent man and would make a excellent president.

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Karen9
Feb 21, 2015

A truly amazing story! His strength, passion, story made me smile. What makes him unique is he didn't come from a family who was a millionaire or had achieved a lot, he came from a simple family and yet he could conquer his problems and help others. The best biography I've read in 2015. A must read for everyone.

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Maria1592
Aug 04, 2013

great inspiring story about religion, childhood/adulthood life and about his dreams for the future, highly recommended 15+

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shelleyespe
Jun 18, 2013

Best thing I've read in months. Good for all reading ages and levels.

Adver5e97 Aug 02, 2012

Inspirational Story! Very touching and great book.

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