Portrait No. 45

Creator:
Lam Qua, 1801-1860
Published/Created:
1834-1855
Physical Description:
61 cm. x 47 cm.
Materials:
Framed, oil on board
Notes:
Man in profile. Mass hanging from the back of the right side of the scalp.
Eighth Report of the Ophthalmic Hospital, January 1st to June 30th 1838, p. 97: No. 4605, Tumor of the scalp, December 18th, 1837. Low Tangshow, a laborer of Tungkwan, a young man with lymphatic temperament, had a singular disease upon a hairy scalp, of ten years growth. When he came to the hospital a mass, half the size of his head, hung loose over his right ear and down upon the back of the neck, being situated principally on the crown, back and right sides of the head. On the 25th of April the operation was performed (…). The portion of the scalp taken away was large enough to cover one third of the head. (…) The wound healed kindly and perfectly in about eight weeks and he was discharged on the 19th June.
Donated by Peter Parker to the Yale School of Medicine and transferred to the Historical Library.
Variant Titles:
Low Tangshow
Topics:
Medicine, Chinese
Missions and Missionaries
Missions, Medical
Neoplasms
Tumors
Topics:
China
Topics:
Case No. 4605
Low Tangshow
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:
15948687
PID:
digcoll:2795051