Man with light eyes, bald, large pink mole off left eye. Giant cyst off right cheek. Sixth Report, Chinese Repository, vol. 6, 1837-1838, p. 38: no 2986. Sarcomatous tumor. Chang Achun, aged 43 of Canton city. Had a large sarcomatous tumor on the right side of his face. It commenced five or six years since, he was a stone cutter and was much incommoded in his occupation by his pendant tumor. On the 15th of April it was removed in 4 minutes and 56 seconds, and the patient put to bed in 20 minutes. It was 14 inches in circumference at its base, and still more round its center. It weighs 3 lbs. (1, 4kg). The wound healed almost entirely by the first intention. In nine days the dressings were all removed. The incision being made so as to bring the edges of the wound perpendicularly from the zigomatic process, down posterior to the external angle of the jaw, and thence parallel with it an inch below, quite to the chin, the face was very little disfigured. Donated by Peter Parker to the Yale School of Medicine and transferred to the Historical Library.
Medicine, Chinese Missions and Missionaries Missions, Medical Neoplasms Tumors
Case No. 2986 Chang Achun Parker, Peter, 1804-1888
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