Description - Gifted Hands by Ben Carson
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.
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Author Biography - Ben Carson
Dr. Benjamin Carson is professor and director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and the author of three other bestselling books, Gifted Hands, Think Big and The Big Picture. A widely respected role model, he shares motivational insights with inner-city kids and corporate executives alike. He serves on the corporate boards of The Kellogg Company, Costco Wholesale Corp., and American's Promise among others, and is an Emeritus Fellow of the Yale Corporation. Dr. Carson holds more than 40 honorary doctorates and has been named by the Library of Congress as one of 89 Living Legends. He lives with his wife, Candy, and three sons in Baltimore County, Maryland. Cecil Murphey, author of over forty books, has also assisted well-known personalities in writing their biographies.