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    Danish Physicist Hans Christian Oersted 1847 Document Signed The dictionary defines Oersted as "the magnetic field strength 1 cm from a unit magnetic pole." It seems to us 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. Offered here is a document in his native language, signed "H. Oersted," one page, 8.5" x 11", on Royal Danish Society of the Sciences letterhead, and dated September 1, 1847. Oersted transmits academic publications to the secretary of the Gottingen Royal Society of Sciences. In fine condition, with one horizontal fold, several ink notations, and scattered foxing. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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