Faculty of Medicine at Damascus University, with its first female graduate, in 1930

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This class was important because in it was the first woman medical doctor in Syria, Laurice Maher. She stands in the last row (second from left) wearing glasses and a hat. Front row (left to right) are the Faculty: Abdul Qader Siri, Mustapha Shawki, Sami al-Sati, Taher al-Jazairi, University President Rida Said, ex-University President Adbul Qader al-Azm, a French professor, Michel Shamandi, Ahmad Munif al-Aidi. Second row (also faculty): Abdul Wahab Qanawati of the Pharmacology Department, Ibrahim Haqqi al-Satti of the Obstetrics Department, Ali Rida al-Jundi, Husni Sabah, Ahmad Shawkat al-Shatti, Nazmi Qabbani. Back row (third from right) is Izzat Murayden, who became Dean of the Faculty of Medicine in the 1950s.