Henry, Joseph

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Henry, Joseph 1797-1878.  
American physicist who studied electromagnetic phenomena. He discovered electrical induction independently of Michael Faraday, and constructed a small electromagnetic motor in 1829. He also developed a system of weather forecasting based on meteorological observations. The henry unit of inductance is named for him.
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