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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.

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