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Ten Fingers for God: The Life and Work of Dr. Paul Brand

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Paperback, 289 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Paul Brand Publishing (first published December 1st 1985)
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Jan 25, 2012 Rebekah rated it it was amazing
Imagine losing little bits of fingers or toes, not being able to see properly or being blind. Imagine everybody ignoring you all around you. Imagine having to beg for money everyday with your hands that you can't feel hoping you get you would get at least some money. Imagine being scarred like this for the rest of your life. This is what leprosy has done to many people around the world. Dr.Paul Brand was able through his medical studies make the lives of these lepers so much better, not only thr ...more
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Sep 07, 2015 Clara Roberts rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was one of the most inspiring true stories of missionary doctors pioneering in treatment of people with leprosy. This is the story of the British, Dr. Paul Brand, his wife Margaret and their families. Using scientific evidence Dr.Brand was able to show that the disfigurement of leprosy was due to injury because a lack of a sense of pain. Seven hundred thirty-five doctors , nurses and technicians, most were native Indians, were trained at this hospital which was founded by an American doctor ...more
Jan 25, 2008 Sue rated it really liked it
Biography of Paul Brand's life from birth up to the late 1980s when he retired. It's very thorough, with plenty of family background and some interesting incidents and anecdotes

I found the book mostly interesting, but a bit heavy-going in places. A huge number of people are mentioned by name - relatives, colleagues, patients - and I found it impossible to keep track of them all. However, since biographies deal in real life and factual incidents, this is perhaps inevitable.

I didn't feel myself d
Jul 25, 2010 Shannon rated it really liked it
Some biographies read like study books, and others read like novels. This is one of the latter. The writing style itself is exciting, and the story itself -- wow. The main character goes from being a missionary kid who was disgusted at the thought of being a doctor to a man who dedicated his life to giving people who suffer from leprosy lives to live. It's a story of God's leading through normal circumstances. It's a story of God's use of different personalities in different roles. (I personally ...more
Oct 16, 2008 Madelle rated it it was amazing
Dr.Paul Brand devoted his life to finding a cure for leprosy and making the lives of so many lepers in India productive and better. This was a book I couldn't put down. It is his story of growing up on the mission field in India and then returning there with a young wife after completing his medical training. He was a surgeon but moved into hand care because hands had always seemed the perfect work of God. Being in full time medical mission work overseas is time consuming beyond imagination beca ...more
Apr 12, 2014 Heatherhh rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 4-star-and-up
Outstanding. Most interesting is learning more about leprosy and the advances made by Paul Brand in understanding and treating it. The latter was basically a large undiscovered country, which Paul Brand made huge strides in exploring. Not as much about his personal life. It's really more about his work.
Mar 24, 2016 Carolyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book with my two children ages 13 and 16 this year. an AMAZING true story of Dr. Brand that pioneered treatment and rehabilitation of leprosy patients in Vellore India and in Louisiana.
He lived a most unselfish life of serving a group of people that had no hope because of their contracting leprosy. By his incredible persevering he was able to convince the medical world that several key beliefs about leprosy were false. He truly was a godly man that lived for Christ and others. This
Jul 26, 2015 Jeff rated it really liked it
Recommended to Jeff by: Dr. Parkhe
Really enjoyed this book about a man who dedicated his life to the service of God through his medical work in the field of leprosy. Dr. Parkhe at the Rural Gospel Medical Mission recommended it, and I'm thankful for the copy of the book that Andrew gave me for my birthday so I could read it before I see Dr. Parkhe in a couple of weeks! It references several other books that I'd like to read, including one about the benefits of pain ("The Gift of Pain") and another titled "Fearfully and Wonderful ...more
May 25, 2013 Bethany rated it really liked it
Well-written biographies can be hard to find, but this one is excellent. The story of Paul Brand, an orthopedic surgeon whose revolutionary treatment of leprosy patients in India changed the way leprosy was treated and viewed worldwide, clearly demonstrates what God can do with a life that is dedicated to him.
enlightening story of missionary doctor Paul Brand and his work with lepers in India. Rec. in Honey
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