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Ernest Besnier

Ernest Henri Besnier (21 April 1831 – 15 May 1909, Paris) was a French dermatologist and medical director of the Hôpital Saint-Louis in Paris. He was a native of Honfleur, département Calvados.

He studied medicine in Paris, where in 1857 he received his medical doctorate. In 1863 he became médecin des hôpitaux. In 1873 he succeeded Pierre-Antoine-Ernest Bazin (1807–1878) as dermatologist at the Hôpital Saint Louis, where later the same year, he was named director.

He built histopathology and parasitology laboratories at the hospital, and is credited with originating the term biopsy for tissue samples. In 1889 he proved an early description of skin lesions associated with sarcoidosis, introducing the name "lupus pernio".With Pierre Adolphe Adrien Doyon (1827–1907), he founded the medical journal Annales de dermatologie et de syphiligraphie. Besnier attempted to balance the differences between the French and Viennese approaches to dermatological medicine, and in 1881 with Doyon, translated Moritz Kaposi's famous book on skin diseases (Pathologie und Therapie der Hautkrankheiten in Vorlesungen für praktische Ärzte und Studirende) from German into French (Leçons sur les maladies de la peau). With Louis-Anne-Jean Brocq and Lucien Jacquet, he published a four volume encyclopedia of dermatology, titled "La pratique dermatologique" (1900–04).The eponymous Besnier's prurigo is named for a skin disorder that often follows infantile atopic dermatitis.

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Some of their strengths

Ernest Besnier has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intelligent, Brave, Honest, Energetic, Passionate, Bold, and Confident.

Independent and Brave

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Ernest Besnier is someone who is an independent, brave, and honest person who approaches life with energy, intuition, passion, and generosity. A person who sees life as a journey not a destination.

Warm and Caring

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Ernest Besnier well know them as someone who can be warm, caring, and compassionate, like a lamp or torch.

Imaginative and Sentimental

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Ernest Besnier as someone who is imaginative, sentimental, and in touch with emotions.

A person who has extremely good memory and analytical skills, likes to make sure that everyone gets along, enjoys all kinds of situations and people, has a talent for travel and languages, and who makes lifelong friends.

Charismatic and Instinctual

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Ernest Besnier is someone who handles stress better than most people, and who tends to have a powerful charisma and convictions.

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.

Independent and Dynamic

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Ernest Besnier tends to be someone who is independent, dynamic, and courageous. Who can be positive, energetic, self-reliant, and adventurous, and who can make friends easily.

Some of Ernest Besnier's challenges

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

For example, Ernest Besnier can be Impulsive, Short-tempered, Arrogant, Status-seeking, Irritable, Moody, and Pleasure-seeking.

Short-tempered and Impulsive

One of Ernest Besnier's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as short-tempered and impulsive.

Irritable and Moody

Ernest Besnier is someone who can be irritable and moody, have a tendency to experience self-doubt, be too secretive, can take too many risks, and who can have an extreme approach to managing personal finances.

Aggressive and Domineering

Finally, Ernest Besnier also can be aggressive, impatient, impulsive, and short-tempered.

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