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 1871. 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.