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Ben Carson, MD, was raised by a poor single mother in Detroit and is the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Now a Washington Times columnist and a FOX News contributor, he is the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestsellers Gifted Hands and America the Beautiful. A former member of the President’s Council on Bioethics, Dr. Carson is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the country. He has three grown children and two grandchildren and now lives in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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