February 7, 1994
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Phone: (410) 223-1731
Benjamin S. Carson, M.D., director of pediatric neurosurgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital has received the Air Force Recruiting Service's highest civilian honor, the American Spirit Award, in ceremonies in Turner Auditorium on the East Baltimore campus.
The award, previously made to Bob Hope, Ted Turner and Dolly Parton, among others, recognizes individuals who consistently have displayed continual support of patriotism and service to the country.
Carson, also an assistant professor of neurosurgery and oncology at the Hopkins School of Medicine, is world-renowned for his surgical skills. In addition, he devotes much of his time to giving inspirational speeches and presentations to young people. He cites his own triumph over humble beginnings as an example of overcoming adversity.