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Publisher's Summary

This best-selling book reveals the extraordinary life of Dr. Ben Carson - from inner-city kid to renowned neurosurgeon.

Dr. Ben Carson is known around the world for breakthroughs in neurosurgery that have brought hope where no hope existed. In Gifted Hands, he tells of his inspiring odyssey from his childhood in inner-city Detroit to his position as director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions at age 33.

Filled with fascinating case histories, Gifted Hands will transplant 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 22 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 anyone who attempts the seemingly impossible.

©1996 Ben Carson, M.D. (P)1996 Zondervan

Critic Reviews

"One of Dr. Carson's greatest achievements is his incredible skill in the operating room. But of equal value is the time he spends talking to kids, teaching them." (Jesse Jackson)
"Benjamin Carson is already a legend." (Dr. Timothy Johnson, ABC News)

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Terribly written and well for narrator but I’m nice story

I thought a 12-year-old child wrote this and was narrated by a 10-year-old

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  • Philana
  • 17-09-2003

A Great Book by a humble man

Dr. Carson's story is wonderful. I had the oportunity to hear him speak. He is a true man of God.

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  • 匿名
  • 02-01-2019

Not full book

This version of the book is only the first four chapters of the book bur i has 22 chapters. Yes i know i should've looked before i bought it but i think it is 100% unfair to allow such a short version. I have to do a book report on this and now i have to move my money around to get the correct version

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  • Samuel Gilbert
  • 26-11-2017

This book is amazing !!!

This book is really inspiring, and you will have to stop it and think sometimes because of the quality information. It's worth reading.
Books like this make me like to read.

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  • Mitzi
  • 20-03-2009

Amazing, simply Amazing

This is a must read. Such a success story of this gifted man's life. A story to share with children of all ages, especially those which fail and those that dream big. All walks of life could be touched by this story.

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  • rk
  • 25-02-2011

Great story

Short listen but very enjoyable. Ben Carson is a class act. I enjoyed hearing the story narrated by him.

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  • 1234
  • 19-04-2011

Great book by an inspiring man!

This was the first book of the ben carson series that I came across. I've since read all his books but one!
A brilliant and inspiring story! A must listen to people of all ages. This book is a perfect pick-me-up for anyone in need of a boost!
I rated it 4 stars rather than 5 because the unabridged book has a few extra details the the audio version misses

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