Rahbar, Samuel
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Samuel (Shelomo) Rahbarwas born in 1929 into an educated family in Hamadan, Iran. Like most Iranian Jews in his time, he received his early education in the Alliance Israélite Universelle school system and then at the Pahlavi High School. Inspired by a brother who was a chemistry teacher, he entered the  Faculty of Medicine at Tehran University, graduating in 1953. From then until 1960 he worked in Abadan and Tehran. In 1959 he returned to his alma mater, specializing in immunology, and in 1963, becoming the  first Jewish member of Tehran University’s Faculty of Medicine, he was …

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Haideh Sahim, “Rahbar, Samuel”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 24 March 2017
First published online: 2010



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