Gifted Hands 20Th Anniversary Edition
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About "Gifted Hands 20Th Anniversary Edition"
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. Carson pioneered again in a rare procedure known as a hemispherectomy, giving children without hope a second chance at life through a daring operation in which he literally removes one half of their brain. 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 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 directorship of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Gifted Hands 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.
Meet the Authors
Dr. Benjamin Carson MD is professor and director of paediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and the author of three other bestselling books, Gifted Hands, Think Big and The Big Picture. He overcame an inner-city background to become a world renowned neurosurgeon, 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 and his wife, Candy, have three sons and live in Baltimore County, Maryland.
Cecil Murphey has written or co-authored more than one hundred books. He has won a number of awards for his writing, including the 1996 Gold Medallion award for his collaboration on the autobiography of Franklin Graham, Rebel with a Cause. A collaborator on the bestseller Gifted Hands with Dr. Ben Carson, Cecil resides in Atlanta, Georgia.