Contributed by Turathuna Bethlehem University on 28.01.2007:
In the first third of this century there were only three physicians in Bethlehem, and none was specialized. They were:
1- Dr. Yusuf Abul ‘Arraj. He used to go on foot to his patients’ homes to treat them.
2- Dr. Rumi. He used to go to his patients’ homes riding a donkey.
3- Dr. Iskandar Dahbura. He used to treat patients in his home only. He had a pharmacy in his home.
These represent the earliest pioneering physicians in the town, and the District.
Source:”Bethlehem, The Immortal Town” by Giries Elali.