Portrait No. 26

Creator:
Lam Qua, 1801-1860
Published/Created:
1834-1855
Physical Description:
61 cm. x 47 cm.
Materials:
Framed, oil on board
Notes:
Woman with huge, green ulcerating lesion on the left breast.
Sixteenth Report of the Ophthalmic Hospital for the Year 1850 and 1851, printed at the office of the Chinese Repository, p. 21: No. 36234, July 1st, 1850. Steatomatous tumor, two feet and more in circumference. Kwan Shí, aged 25, of the district of Pwanyü, had a tumor which originated above the clavicle near the left shoulder. When she presented herself at the Hospital, this large tumor which hung pendulous over the breast and reached to the umbilicus, presented a broad and deeply ulcerated surface, and was exceedingly offensive. In consequence of her having become a loathsome companion, she had been cast off by her unfeeling husband, and compelled to seek refuge under her paternal roof; her mother accompanied her to the Hospital. With no great delay, chloroform was administered. She became almost instantaneously insensible, and in the presence of several gentlemen the tumor was successfully removed. During the operation she seemed as if in a quite sleep, and remained so some minutes after the arteries were tied and the sutures applied, when on being spoken to, she awoke, and the natural expression to her countenance, she glances her eyes downwards, and with a smile remarked “I do not see the tumor!” the same afternoon she was able to walk the chamber. The recovery was speedy and perfect, and it is being reported that her husband has again welcomed her to his house.
Donated by Peter Parker to the Yale School of Medicine and transferred to the Historical Library.
Variant Titles:
Kwan Shí
Topics:
Breast Cancer
Breast Neoplasms
Medicine, Chinese
Missions and Missionaries
Missions, Medical
Neoplasms
Tumors
Topics:
China
Topics:
Case No. 36234
Kwan Shí
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:
15948668
PID:
digcoll:2795065