NATHAN, ELIAS SALOMON:
German physician and author; born at Eutin about 1806; died at Hamburg July 5, 1862; educated at Kiel (M.D. 1830). He took part in the Polish campaign, and afterward settled in Hamburg as a physician. In addition to his literary activity in medical science, he devoted himself to Jewish learning, and under the pseudonym "Essenna" he translated Joseph Salvador's "Histoire des Institutions de Moïse et du Peuple Hébreu" into German (3 vols., Hamburg, 1836 et seq., with an introduction by G. Riesser). Under the same pseudonym he published "Gedanken aus dem Tagebuche eines Juden über die Drei Grossen Propheten der Europäischen Geschichte" (ib. 1837).
- Steinschneider, Hebr. Bibl. 95;
- Zunz, Monatstage des Kalenderjahres, p. 32;
- Fürst, Bibl. Jud. iii. 24.