Manos prodigiosas por y acerca de Ben Carson, Doctor en Medicina, es el relato inspirador de un chiquillo de un barrio difícil, con bajas calificaciones y poca motivación, que a los treinta y tres años llegó a ser director de neurocirugía pediátrica del Hospital de la Universidad John Hopkins. Manos prodigiosas lo trasladará a la sala de operaciones para presenciar cirugías que aparecieron en los titulares por todo el mundo, y a la mente privada del médico compasivo y temeroso de Dios que vive para ayudar a otros. En 1987, el Dr. Carson obtuvo un reconocimiento mundial por su participación en la primera separación exitosa de siameses unidos por la parte trasera de su cabeza; una operación en extremo compleja y delicada que llevó cinco meses de planificación y veintidós horas de cirugía, incluyendo un plan quirúrgico que Carson ayudó a iniciar. Manos prodigiosas revela a un hombre humilde, decente, compasivo, valeroso y sensible que sirve como modelo ejemplar para los jóvenes (y todos los demás) que necesitan estímulo para intentar lo que parece imposible y sobresalir en lo que sea que intenten. El Dr. Carson también describe el papel clave que su madre, de gran inteligencia aunque relativamente sin mayor educación, desempeñó en su metamorfosis de un adolescente de gueto y sin motivación a uno de los neurocirujanos más respetados del mundo
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Very enjoyable autobiography of a great man. Inspiring to read how he overcame great odds and difficulties to be one of the best neurosurgeons in the world.more
The book is self-explanatory!!! The story exemplifies the "soul" of what made, and can continue to make, America a nation of opportunity. A young man raised in the ghetto of Detroit, parented by a mother who was unwilling to accept anything short of the very best from her children. A story of how love and respect by two sons towards their mother, was rewarded with skills, abilities, and opportunities to make them successful in life, to be the very best they could be, and to take the risks and opportunities offered in providing love, hope and contentment in life. Dr. Ben Carson (one of the two boys) went on to become one of the most successful pediatric neurosurgeons in the world and a humanitarian that continues to "give back".more
Wow. Powerful first person account of a man who rose to great achievements based on his innate intelligence and faith. I am having my 11 year old read this.more
I loved reading this book! It was truly inspirational! The story of Ben Carson, a famous neurosurgeon with a quite unexpected start. Neither of his parents were doctors. His father left them when he was young. His mother could barely read. His family wasn't rich and famous. He didn't go to advanced schools. He came from a ghetto with a single mom who had to spend most of her time working to support them. He didn't do well in school, and he had a violent temper. Life didn't give him his start. He had no execpectations to succeed. However, he had a mother who cared, a God who protected him and changed his life, and determination that grew more and more as he aged. It is so true that life is not what the world gives you, but what you add to it. If Dr. Carson could rise from the ghetto to greatness, the possibilities for anyone are endless!more
Inspiring true story of Ben Carson's rise from the ghettos of Detroit to world-class neurosurgeon. His rise comes from hard work (he discovers the joy of reading and learning and being the smartest kid in class), perseverence and a little bit of luck / spiritual intervention. His mother possessed a 3rd grade level education and raised him and his brother alone with a kind but firm hand. Ben's encounters with racism (his 'reason' for not playing football is chilling) as well as the hoi paloi of Yale make for good reading for anyone struggling to follow a dream.more
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