Portrait No. 12

Creator:
Lam Qua, 1801-1860
Published/Created:
1834-1855
Physical Description:
61 cm. x 47 cm.
Materials:
Framed, oil on board
Notes:
Woman in profile seated in Empire-style Western chair (facing viewer's left). Tumor on left cheek.
Sixteenth Report of the Ophthalmic Hospital for the Year 1850 and 1851, printed at the office of the Chinese Repository, p. 21: No. 36039. June 7th, 1850. Glandular tumor, one foot in circumference. Kwo Shí, aged 41, of the district of Pwányü, had a glandular tumor under the left ear, a foot in circumference. The ulceration of the surface was so extensive as not to leave healthy integument sufficient to cover the base. Under the influence of chloroform, this tumor was dissected out, and the edges of the wound approximated as near as practicable, leaving a space of an inch in width in the center, gradually tapering to a point upwards and downwards, to heal by granulation, which was accomplished in about six weeks. A year after her discharge, she presented herself at the hospital in excellent health, when it was satisfactory to find that the cure had been effectual and permanent.
Donated by Peter Parker to the Yale School of Medicine and transferred to the Historical Library.
Variant Titles:
Kwo Shi
Topics:
Medicine, Chinese
Missions and Missionaries
Missions, Medical
Neoplasms
Tumors
Topics:
China
Topics:
Case No. 36039
Kwo Shi
Parker, Peter, 1804-1888
Genre:
paintings (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Paintings & Drawings
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement
Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Peter Parker Collection
Yale Collection:
Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
Digital Collection:
Lam Qua's Portraits of Peter Parker's Patients
OID:
15948656
PID:
digcoll:2795048