Today, the Internet giant, Google, honors the Lebanese doctor, Sonia Haboub, on the anniversary of her graduation from a medical school in the United States of America in 1931. The logo of the search engine was transformed into an expressive drawing of the doctor in her honor.
Dr. Haboub obtained her medical degree in obstetrics and gynecology from the Women’s Medical College in Pennsylvania, as the first Lebanese woman to study and practice medicine in Lebanon. They opened her first clinic in Beirut in 1932 and provided many free health services to women who could not afford the wages.
She was one of the first female doctors to work with the Lebanese Red Cross. She received the Health Merit Medal in 1982 from the Lebanese government, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of her work as a doctor. There is also a street in Ramlet al-Baida in Beirut in her name.