George Hanna was a doctor and writer from Al-Shuifat, Lebanon. After pursuing his education at Souq Al-Gharb High School, he went on to study medicine at Evangelical Syrian College in Beirut (what later became the American University in Beirut). He joined the Ottoman Army as a medic soldier during World War I and was captured by the British army in the Battle of Jericho, though he was eventually released under the condition that he serve in the Egyptian Army. After his service, Hanna returned to his hometown before traveling to Paris to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology, and he later went on to found a hospital for obstetrics in Beirut. He was a member of the Lebanese Medical Institution, the Global Peace Movement, and president of the Lebanese-Soviet Friendship Society. He was published in several newspapers including the British Mandate newspaper Asia under the alias of “Ibn Sina.” Among his notable works include Infertility and Human Strain, Albania: Land of the Eagles, From Occupation to Independence, The Lebanese, Back from Moscow, The Way to Salvation, Conversation with the Arab Woman, The Story of Man, A Journey into a New World, A Woman is a Body and a Soul, The Reality of the Arab World, In Moscow Again and Social Awareness.
Yasmeen Serhan 2015-07-20T11:48:34+00:00