The Nahum Family

This Nahum family was founded in the United States by Louis H. Nahum, who came from Lithuania as a boy in 1904. Despite these humble roots, he became a doctor in New Haven, Connecticut. He was on the faculty of the Yale Medical School in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, which honors him with an Annual Memorial Lecture and awards exceptional students with the Dr. Louis H. Nahum Prize. Here is a picture from 1936; he is in the middle row, third from left.

He also helped found the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University as an executive committee member of the Advisory Council on Medical Education.

The name "Nahum" comes from one of the prophets in the Bible.