"Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story" is an autobiography written by Dr. Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon. The book tells the inspiring story of Carson's journey from a troubled childhood to becoming a highly respected and influential figure in the medical field.
In the book, Carson shares details about his early life in inner-city Detroit, where he faced numerous challenges and hardships. Growing up in a single-parent household with a mother who had limited education, Carson struggled academically and dealt with anger issues. However, his mother's strict discipline and encouragement played a significant role in shaping his character and instilling in him the belief that he could achieve greatness.
Carson's interest in medicine and his extraordinary aptitude for science began to emerge during his high school years. Despite facing racism, poverty, and peer pressure, he focused on his studies and excelled academically. With the support of mentors and a deepening faith in God, Carson was eventually accepted into Yale University.
Throughout "Gifted Hands," Carson emphasizes the importance of perseverance, faith, and personal responsibility. He shares stories of his interactions with patients, the challenges he faced in the medical field, and the lessons he learned along the way. The book also delves into his philosophical and spiritual beliefs, which heavily influenced his approach to medicine and life in general.