The elementary school certificate of Syrian neurologist Dr. Faisal al-Sabbagh - 1931

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Faisal al-Sabbagh went on to study at Paris University and the Columbia University, returning to Syria in 1949 as the first neurologist in the country, where he taught at Damascus University. From 1973 to 1983, Sabbagh chaired the Internal Medicine department in Damascus University.