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The neurosurgeon who is suddenly Donald Trump’s closest rival is relaxed, impressive – and not to be pinned down on detail

19 September 2015

8:00 AM

19 September 2015

8:00 AM

 

 Washington DC

Ben Carson is relaxed. ‘He’s always relaxed,’ says an aide. The next televised Republican primary debate is two days away, but Dr Carson is about to begin his first rehearsal for it. The preternatural calm he exudes is presumably what gave him his steady hands during the 22-hour operation that led to him becoming the first surgeon to successfully separate Siamese twins fused at the head.

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