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Dr. Anwar Gabbay

Obituary by Dan Gabbay

Anwar was born in Baghdad Iraq on the 12th of February 1913, son of Reuben and Habiba. He was the eldest in a family of five children. Three of them are Doctors in medicine and two are teachers, one in English language and the other in Arabic language. His father was a pharmacist and his mother was a French teacher. The family was well known in Baghdad. He finished all his studies in Baghdad including medical studies and earned a degree in medicine (MD). Anwar started his career as a doctor in a university hospital and out patient clinics. In 1948 he moved to London, England to specialize in ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery in the "Moorefield eye hospital'' one of the most known eye hospitals in London. In 1953 he travelled to Israel and started working at Hadassah university hospital in Jerusalem. After working about seven years in Hadassah hospital he moved to Belinson university hospital in Petach-Tikva (east of Tel-Aviv).
He worked there in the eye department as an ophthalmologist and ophthalmic surgeon until he retired. During his service at the hospital he was training junior doctors and medical students. Apart of his career as a doctor he was interested in playing sports drawing and painting. He used to read a lot of Arabic and English literature. Everyone in his family friends and acquaintances loved Anwar. He loved people and liked to help whenever he could. He wished all people all over the world to live in peace. His health deteriorated in the last two years of his life. He passed away on the 5th of April 2003. He will always be in our hearts and never be forgotten.
May his memory be blessed.




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