We're not denying that he had a long and celebrated career as a neurosurgeon. But holy shit, some of the things this man believes is just astounding. Here's a small sampling of some of the things he's said in recent years:
He might be a good neurosurgeon... but would you let him anywhere near your brain knowing this is what Ben Carson thinks about the world?
Worse yet, some of the high profile cases he took on ended badly for his patients. He's been accused of pushing ethical boundaries by taking on overly risky surgeries. He took on five cases of conjoined twins—only one pair led normal lives. The mother of one of those pairs despaired after the surgery, saying:
“I will never get over this,” said a bitter Vosseler. “Why did I have them separated? I will always feel guilty. . . I don’t believe in a good God anymore.”
It's impossible to deny Carson's storied history as a medical professional. He worked at one of the best hospitals in the world as the director of pediatric neurosurgery—at the age of 33. He's best known for taking on the most complicated and difficult cases that stumped other surgeons. He pioneered new techniques which gave previously hopeless people a chance at a normal life.
In the first few years at Johns Hopkins, Carson successfully performed a hemispherectomy—a procedure that was abandoned by most medical professionals because of post-operation complications. But Ben Carson figured out how to make it work and successfully pioneered a new treatment that gave his patients a better shot at life.
Finally, Carson was the first to successfully separate twins who were conjoined at the head. While only one out of five operations led to successful outcomes for both pairs, Carson was the only person willing and capable of taking on such a difficult case.
No matter the stupid stuff he said as a politician, his medical career stands for itself.