Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story


An 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. In Gifted Hands you will be placed into the operating room to witness headline making surgeries. In 1987, Dr. Carson did what seemed impossible at the time – completing the first successful separation of Siamese twins joined at the back of the head, a surgery that took 22 hrs. to complete. But you will also be brought into the world of a compassionate, God-fearing physician whose main goal in life is to help others. You be challenged by a man graced with humility, courage and sensitivity, gaining many of these qualities from his uneducated but highly intelligent mother. Dr. Carson’s life serves as an encouragement to anyone looking to overcome seemingly impossible odds.



About the Author

Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., became the chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1984 at the age of 33, making him the youngest major division director in the hospital’s history. He has written and published nine books, four of which were co-authored with Candy,  his wife of 40 years. Dr. Carson was the recipient of the 2006 Spingarn Medal. In June 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. U.S. News Media Group and Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership recognized Dr. Carson as one of “America’s Best Leaders” in 2008. In 2014, the Gallup Organization, in their annual survey, named Dr. Carson as one of the 10 Most Admired Men in the World.

Dr. Carson and his wife are co-founders of the Carson Scholars Fund, which recognizes young people of all backgrounds for exceptional academic and humanitarian accomplishments. In addition, Dr. Carson is now the Honorary National Chairman of the My Faith Votes campaign and continues to work tirelessly for the cause of the American people.

Cecil Murphey, author of 112 books, has also assisted well-known personalities in writing their biographies.

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