Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
  • Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
  • Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
  • Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
  • Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
ISBN: 0310214696
EAN13: 9780310214694
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 26, 1996
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 1.5" H x 6.7" L x 4.1" W
Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Format: Mass Market Paperbound


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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 Read More chevron_right

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