Sabat al-Islambooly, the first Damascene woman to study medicine in the US – October 1885

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Seated from left to right: Dr Anandabai Joshee (India), Dr Kei Okami (Tokyo), Dr Tabat Islambooly (Damascus). All three graduated from the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania. This photo was taken at the Dean’s reception on occasion of their graduation. Sabat returned to work briefly in Damascus at the turn of the 20th century, then moved to Cairo in 1919, where she died in 1941. He descendants now live in Canada.