Gifted Hands

Gifted Hands

The Ben Carson Story

Book - 1991
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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.

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan Books, 1991, c1990
Edition: 1st Zondervan trade paper ed
ISBN: 9780310546511
0310546516
Branch Call Number: 617.48092 CARSON
Characteristics: 240 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Murphey, Cecil B.

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GeneralAmerica
Jul 21, 2019

Another brain dead con man in Trump's bathroom cabinet. $31,000 for a dining set. So much for the Republican value of not over spending.
Carson is a man with no experience in government but extensive experience in the field of bilking.

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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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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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