Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Post by arasam22 on Wed May 14, 2008 8:14 pm

Author: Ben Carson

Genre: Non-fiction (Autobiography)

Summary: "[A] book by Dr. Ben Carson whose inspiring story tells of a frustrated inner-city kid whose faith in God helped him become director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital."

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Re: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Post by Lews Therin 776 on Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:25 pm

Q: On whom did Dr. Carson perform his first hemispherectomy?

A: Maranda Francisco

Page: 136
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Re: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Post by Lews Therin 776 on Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:48 pm

Q: Where did Dr. Carson become, in his words, "acutely aware of" his incredible hand-eye coordination that became famous as his "gifted hands"? *Bonus*: Where did he first become aware of it?

A: as a crane operator. *bonus*: playing foosball at Yale. they actually name several foosball plays "Carson shots".

Page: 98 (bonus: 99)

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Re: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Post by arasam22 on Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:34 pm

Question:
What specific topic connected Ben Carson to Dr. Udvharly during the interview?

Answer:
A classical music concert

Page:108

Point Value: 10




Question:
What show did Ben really want to compete on?

Answer:
College Bowl

Point Value: 15




Question:
Where did Ben go to school to get his bachelor's degree and where did he go to med school?

Answer:
Yale for college, Univerisity of Michigan for med school

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Question:
Where did Ben go to complete his residency?

Answer:
Johns Hopkins

Page:[b]108

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Question:
What field of science did Ben go into?

Answer:
Neuroscience... he became a neurosurgeon.

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Re: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Post by arasam22 on Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:56 pm

Question:
What kind of animal did Ben do his tumor experiments on?

Answer:
Rabbits

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Question:
What is the name of Ben's wife?

Answer
Candy

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Question:
What instrument does Candy play?

Answer
Violin

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Question:
To what foreign country did Ben and Candy go so that Ben could continue with his training?

Answer:
Australia

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Question: What is a hemispherectomy?

Answer:
removing an entire hemisphere (half) of a brain.

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Re: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Post by arasam22 on Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:31 pm

Question:
Which hemisphere of Maranda Francisco's brain did the team at Johns Hopkins remove?

Answer:
The left side

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Re: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Post by Guest on Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:34 pm

Questions from the Introduction
1. Who was being surgically worked on at the beginning of the book?
[color=white]A: a pair of 7 month conjoined twins[/color]

2. What was the name of the surgery team?
[color=white]A: John Hopkins[/color]


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Re: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Post by Guest on Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:37 pm

Questions from Chapter 2


Question: What grade level education did Sonya Carson receive?
Answer: 3rd
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Question: How old was Sonya Carson when she got married?
Answer: 13
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Question: What's the best quality of Ben's mother?
A:

4. What kind of illness does Ms. Carson have?
A: mental illness

5. How old was Mr. Carson when he married Mrs. Carson?
A: 28

6. What was the only real job Mr. Carson had and what year did he retire?
A: a job at the Cadillac plant; 1970

7. Where did the Carsons move to after Sonya and her husband divorced? Who did the kids live with while their mother was receiving treatment?
A: Boston; Uncle William and Sonya's sister.
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Re: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Post by amanda on Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:19 pm

Question:Who did Ben talk to after he nearly killed his friend Bob?

Answer:God

Page:59

In Chapter 14
Question:What is the name of Maranda Francisco's parents?

Answer:Luis and Terry Francisco
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Re: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Post by 133749 on Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:58 am

Question: What is the name of the major vein in the brain that was shared by the Binder twins?

Answer: the superior sagittal sinus

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