Anisa bint Nicola bin Mousa bin Girges bin Antonios Saiba’a was a doctor, writer and translator from Tripoli, Syria. Known as the first female to obtain a degree in medicine in the Orient, she completed her studies at the London School for Women in London, England as well as in Edinburgh, Scotland. She settled in Egypt, where she produced several works about medicine, including several articles which were published in Al-Moktataf (The Excerpt) magazine. Her works also include a translation of the novel KessatCoreen (Coreen’s Story), which she translated from English into Arabic. She died in Cairo, Egypt in 1944.
Yasmeen Serhan 2015-06-30T21:28:18+00:00