VAN OVEN, ABRAHAM:
Physician; died in England 1778; grandson of Samuel Basan, who, fleeing from Spain at the beginning of the eighteenth century, settled in Oven, Holland, whence the patronymic was derived. Abraham Van Oven received his medical diploma at Leyden Dec. 14, 1759. After residing for some time at Hamburg, he emigrated to England, and, settling in London, acquired an extensive and remunerative practise among the Jewish residents. He was a good Hebrew scholar, and wrote a Hebrew translation of Congreve's "Mourning Bride."