Oudin, Paul

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Oudin, Paul Gender: M
Marie Paul Oudin
born on 29 November 1851 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Épinal, France, 48n11, 6e27
Timezone LMT m6e27 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Mandl
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 06°35' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 22°28 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 24°19'


French physician who conducted research in the Victorian era medical field of high frequency electrotherapy, the application of radio frequency electric currents to the body, and collaborated with the founder of the field, pioneering physiologist and biophysicist Dr. Jacques Arsene d'Arsonval. In 1893 he modified d'Arsonval's electrotherapy equipment by the addition of a wire coil resonator to produce higher potentials, inventing the Oudin coil. This device, very similar to a Tesla coil, could produce very high voltages from several hundred thousand to a million volts. In use, the brush discharges from a pointed electrode attached to the high voltage terminal of the coil would be played over various parts of the body to treat a variety of medical conditions. The Oudin coil was used in electrotherapy and diathermy through the 1920s. He died in Épinal on 10 November 1923 at age 71 in Paris.

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Source Notes

Michaël Mandl quotes birth record [1].


  • Vocation : Education : Researcher (Medical)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Oudin coil")