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    Danish Physicist Hans Christian Oersted 1847 Document Signed "H. Oersted". One page in his native language, 8.5" x 11", on Royal Danish Society of the Sciences letterhead, September 1, 1847, transmitting an academic publications to the secretary of the Gottingen Royal Society of Sciences. The dictionary defines Oersted as "the magnetic field strength 1 cm from a unit magnetic pole." It would seem that if you've had a standard unit named after you, you've done pretty well in your field. Oersted (1777-1851) was a Danish physicist and chemist whose discovery in 1819 that a magnetic needle is deflected at right angles to a conductor carrying an electric current established a relationship between magnetism and electricity and initiated the study of electromagnetism. In fine condition, with one horizontal fold, several ink notations, and scattered foxing.

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