Salim Atiyyeh, a family friend, 1800s
to my friend, Chucri Hajjar, Dr. Atiyyeh was among the first class of
graduates of the American University of Beirut's School of Medicine circa
1872. His medical degree was done on deer skin. Incidentally, one of his
classmates was Dr. Yousef Hajjar brother of Jiris, Bechara, Chucri, Skandar...etc
Hajjar whose photographs appear on these pages.
At the top right side of the photograph is the moving poem written by
this fine gentleman on the back of his photograph. My rough translation
in English is at the bottom.