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Alphonse Devergie

Marie-Guillaume-Alphonse Devergie (February 15, 1798 – October 2, 1879) was a French dermatologist born in Paris.

In 1834 he became a physician of Parisian hospitals (médecin des hôpitaux), and in 1840 succeeded Laurent-Théodore Biett (1781–1840) at the Hôpital Saint-Louis, where he practiced medicine until his retirement. During his career he was also associated with the Hôpitaux Bicêtre and St. Antoine. In 1874 he was elected president of the Académie de Médecine.

In 1856 Devergie was the first to describe a chronic papulosquamous disorder known as pityriasis rubra pilaris, also referred to as "Devergie's disease", a term introduced by Ernest Henri Besnier (1831-1909) in 1889.In 1854 he published an important textbook on skin diseases titled Traité pratique des maladies de la peau.

When he retired, Devergie donated his collection of dermatological watercolors to the Parisian hospital administration. This donation was instrumental in creation of a medical museum at Hôpital Saint-Louis.Devergie was one of the founders of forensic medicine in France, and was co-publisher of the journal Annales d’hygiène publique et de médecine légale with Mathieu Orfila (1787–1853), Gabriel Andral (1797–1876), Jean-Étienne Dominique Esquirol (1772–1840) and François Leuret (1797–1851). In 1836 he published a two-volume book on judicial medicine called Medecine legale, theorique et pratique.

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Some of their strengths

Alphonse Devergie has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Generous, Intense, Idealistic, Easygoing, Passionate, Energetic, and Selfless.

Idealistic and Altruistic

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Alphonse Devergie is someone who is an idealist and an altruist who possesses an innovative, intellectual, and analytical mind, and who approaches life in an optimistic and easygoing manner. A person who seems to identify with family, heritage and ancestry.

Soulful and Intuitive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Alphonse Devergie well know them as someone who can be graceful, romantic, and reserved, like gentle rain.

Courteous and Easygoing

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Alphonse Devergie as someone who is polite, modest, and diplomatic.

A person who tends to be socially popular, who loves intellectual or creative activities, who has a talent for communicating with and understanding the needs of others, and who seems to have a knack for getting recognized for their efforts.

Dynamic and Imaginative

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Alphonse Devergie is someone who can bring a purifying element to situations, and who is a risk-taker with vision and imagination.

They are also someone who is confident and creative, and who has a love for starting new projects, inventing new things, and giving back to the community.

Altruistic and Innovative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Alphonse Devergie tends to be someone who sacrifices things for the good of others and wants to do "good" in the world. Who is often thought of as an innovator or rebel who thrives when trying to chase a breakthrough of some sort, who has a clear and sound mind, and who can be charming and sociable.

Some of Alphonse Devergie's challenges

While Alphonse Devergie has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Alphonse Devergie can be Rebellious, Emotional, Emotionally Distant, Complicated, Brusque, Indecisive, and Materialistic.

Rebellious and Emotionally Distant

One of Alphonse Devergie's key challenges is that they are someone who can be rebellious and emotionally distant.

Indecisive and Materialistic

Alphonse Devergie is someone who can be indecisive, indulgent, and materialistic, who can have difficulty focusing on a single career or profession, have difficulty following orders or respecting authority, and who can suffer from "analysis paralysis".

Serious and Callous

Finally, Alphonse Devergie also can be too giving, come across as too "high and mighty", and can have a hard time expressing feelings.

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