Gifted Hands 20th Anniversary Edition: The Ben Carson Story [NOOK Book]

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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. 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.

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Gifted Hands 20th Anniversary Edition: The Ben Carson Story

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310334446
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 4/19/2011
  • Sold by: Zondervan Publishing
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 13,719
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Dr.  Carson is an emeritus professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In 1984, he was named director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, a position he retired from in 2013. In 2008, he was named the inaugural recipient of a professorship in his name, the Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., and Dr. Evelyn Spiro, R.N., Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery. Also in 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the land. He was the keynote speaker for the President’s National Prayer Breakfasts in 1997 and 2013. Through his philanthropic foundation, the Carson Scholars Fund, he strives to maximize the intellectual potential of every child. An internationally renowned physician, Dr. Carson has authored over a hundred neurosurgical publications and has been awarded more than sixty honorary doctorate degrees and dozens of national merit citations. Dr. Carson has written six best-selling books, and his fifth book, America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great, released in early 2012, made the New York Times Bestseller List.  His sixth book, One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future, was released in 2014, and became a number one New York Times bestseller.  He is a syndicated columnist and a highly sought-after, world-renowned inspirational and motivational speaker.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    Must read

    I have been searching for this book after I heard an interview with Dr. Carson on 98rock (baltimore radio station). So many people need to hear "people are just people". I wish his mom wrote a book on parenting :)

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    ¿ :)

    I just purchased, I can tell you this is going to be great. Im in ten pages and had to stop to give it five stars. †

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    Disappointed

    I know this must be a very good book, and I would love to read it (I very much admire Dr Carson with his stand for American liberty); however, my HD Nook keeps giving a message that it "does not support this file type". I am very disappointed. Hopefully, someone at B&N can fix this soon.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    Worth the time

    Extremely well written and straightforward boigraphy. He could have made this a race issue but its more than that. Its a human race issue of overcoming obstacles to be the best person he could be. Love him! Loved the book!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    Gffsadgvgfdedcffrzss

    Sorry i just had to do that but i love the movie and im sure i would love the book too but whenever i try to purchase it it says i already have it in my library.

    3 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2013

    Awesome read

    I would love to meet Dr. Carson! What a humble and holy person.
    It was difficult to put the book down and with all his education made all the technical information easy to understand.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Love it!!

    Love this story so classic..

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2013

    kinda slow read

    Uplifting and inspirational but got tired seeing race and
    disadvantaged all the time, Dr Carson felt the need to point out who was black and who was white while saying it didnt matter

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    Amazing

    Great book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

    Great uplifting book

    Ben Carson's book"Gifted Hands" was an easy read. It is a real life
    story of how determination and sacrifice with positive motivation
    formed his life. He became a successful sergeon with Go given talent.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2013

    Highly recommended!

    What a wonderful inspirational story Ben Carson tells - he is humble, appreciates and loves people - he worked his way from meager beginnings and urges everyone to learn their talents and work to make each day count. He stresses being around smart people and learning by their example. What a remarkable person - it is simply a must read and I am happy to have it in my nook library - so I can read it again!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    Great man inspirational!

    Story that can speak to all of us. We need Dr Carson in times like these.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    Highly recommend.

    This book would be at the top of my recommendations list. I have admired Dr. Carson for some time, and even more so after learning his life story. It is amazing to read of the surgeries he has performed on children who otherwise had no chance of recovery from brain disease or injury. By all means, read this book! He is truly a great surgeon and a great man.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2013

    We need more like Dr. Ben Carson

    Great man; Great read. I don't believe we have heard the last of Dr. Ben Carson. I highly recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2014

    Great book for teens.

    Loved every page. It was hard to "put down" my respects to Dr. Carson for giving God all the credit for his sucess. Blessing Dr. Carson you made me want to read more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    Love it!

    You can do anything you set your mind or heart to- whether its nuerosurgery or riding a bike!
    Best book ever!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    Love this Book! First of I have loved biographies for a long t

    Love this Book! First of I have loved biographies for a long time. Gifted Hands by Ben Carson was entertaining and informative. I also found it to be an easy read. Gifted Hands was also very inspiring I hope anyone who is interested in biographies autobiographies and memoirs will this book a chance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2014

    :)

    This book was pretty good when i ha to read this in school after we read the book we watched the movie and the movie was really gross DONT WATCHET IT!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Good book

    It is a really good book. You must read this some time in your life

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    What a great story! Shows what a person can do if he believes he can!

    What a great story! Shows what a person can do if we believes he can!

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