Public Figure Profiles

Hippolyte Morestin

Hippolyte Morestin (1 September 1869 – 12 February 1919) was a French surgeon, and associate professor of anatomy at the University of Paris. He was one of the founders of cosmetic surgery. He was dubbed "The Father of the Mouths" after his breakthroughs in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Morestin was born at Basse-Pointe, a commune in the French overseas department of Martinique. His father Charles Amédée Morestin (d. 1902) was a prominent doctor who influenced both Hippolyte and his younger brother Amédée to study medicine. Both Hippolyte and Amédée dedicated their doctoral theses, defended in Paris in 1894 and 1912, respectively, to their father, and the work of Amédée used observations by Hippolyte.

Morestin greatly influenced the British-New Zealand surgeon Harold Gillies, who met him on leave in Paris during the First World War. Gillies was attached to the British General Hospital in Rouen. Morestin, when Gillies was observing him, removed a tumor from a patient's face, and essentially "grafted" skin by cutting and rolling it from the patient's jaw onto the wound to allow the skin to regrow.Morestin died from a pulmonary illness during the influenza epidemic of 1918–1919.

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Some of their strengths

Hippolyte Morestin has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Creative, Sophisticated, Kind, Passionate, Curious, Imaginative, and Compassionate.

Smart and Sophisticated

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Hippolyte Morestin is someone who is a smart, sophisticated, and organized person who displays kindness and grace in every day interactions, and who also has a passionate soul. A person who sees life as a journey not a destination.

Soulful and Intuitive

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

Optimistic and Frank

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Hippolyte Morestin as someone who is optimistic, principled, adventurous, and direct.

A person who isn't shy about expressing their opinions, loves competition, loves learning things themself, who is known for being inventive and original, and who loves being surrounded by friends and loved ones.

Vigorous and Friendly

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Hippolyte Morestin is someone who has a vigor and energy that applies itself to all life's activities and endeavors, and a knack for forming family-like structures, groups, and communities.

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 Purposeful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Hippolyte Morestin tends to be someone who has a desire to be of service to a higher calling and who is always trying to perfect things. Who can be practical and polished, reserved and methodical, and who tends to trust internal judgment before trusting anyone else at face value.

Some of Hippolyte Morestin's challenges

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

For example, Hippolyte Morestin can be Impulsive, Difficult, Perfectionist, Emotional, Standoffish, Suspicious, and Stubborn.

Difficult and Perfectionist

One of Hippolyte Morestin's key challenges is that they are someone who can be difficult and too much of a perfectionist.

Hippolyte Morestin must also exercise caution as they can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Pushy and Restless

Hippolyte Morestin is someone who can be arrogant and bossy, who can have difficulty concentrating and focusing, be unable to separate emotions from business decisions, and who can engage in excessive spending in support of an expensive lifestyle and habits.

Critical and Bossy

Finally, Hippolyte Morestin also can be too focused on the small details of life, try to control whatever is happening, and be finicky and demanding.

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