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How’d he do that?

April 14, 2015

Hello folks. I’m traveling for work this week and so unable to write something substantive. But here’s an article showing how impressive creationist neurosurgeon Ben Carson was in his heyday:

Many of the patients came to Hopkins because of Ben’s reputation, which was very well deserved. He is one of the very few individuals that I can honestly say ‘walks on water.’”

Because of this esteem, Carson often performed more than 400 operations a year — at the very high end of the caseload of a typical neurosurgeon. And his practice was particularly challenging: He dealt mostly with the most feeble patients (newborns and children) and the most severe conditions (tumors, traumatic brain injuries, congenital dwarfism, etc.).

Despite those difficulties, Carson appears to have maintained a very clean docket for a surgeon working in a specialty that ranks No. 1 for lawsuits, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2011. Records show only one malpractice suit and one other suit naming him and Johns Hopkins as defendants, both dismissed — though an appeal is pending in the former suit. The NEJM study shows that a neurosurgeon faces a 19.1% chance of facing a claim annually; or they should expect to be sued roughly every five years.

His gift with a forceps enabled thousands of suffering children to lead normal — or at least more normal — lives.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Victor permalink
    April 26, 2015 9:55 am

    Carson is a true hero.

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