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date: 18 October 2019

Oven, Joshua vanlocked

(1766–1838)
  • Israel Finestein

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Oven, Joshua van (1766–1838), surgeon and educationist, was born in London, the son of Abraham van Oven (d. 1778), physician, who according to family tradition was of Spanish descent. He had settled in London from Holland shortly after qualifying at Leiden in 1759. Both were Hebrew scholars and each in turn combined private medical practice with service as honorary medical officer to the poor of the ...

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