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The renowned neurosurgeon turned to politics and has served as HUD secretary.
Raised by a poor single mother in Detroit, Dr. Ben Carson (b. 1951) enjoyed a successful medical career as a pediatric neurosurgeon before entering the political realm as a 2016 candidate for president. He is the author of several books on his medical career and political stances, including the bestsellers Gifted Hands, One Nation, and A More Perfect Union.