Seated woman with a large tumor on left side of her face. Peter Parker First Quarterly Report of the Hospital, Chinese Repository 1836-1837, vol. 5, p. 457: Sarcomatous tumor. Lo Washun, aged 41. This interesting woman of the first society of her native village, had been twenty years afflicted with a tumor upon the left side of the face. It was situated below the ear, extending forward below the cheek, and down upon the side of the neck, so as nearly to touch the clavicle. As usual, the traces of the cautery and escharotics of the native practitioners were seen upon it; and the patient stated that it had been lanced, and the hemorrhage in consequence was arrested with difficulty. After having attended to the general health, on the 15th December the tumor was successfully removed. The patient endured the operation with fortitude characteristic of the Chinese. The loss of blood was considerable, she vomited but did not faint. She feared lest a large eschar might disfigure her face. By making the incision rather perpendicularly, from the ear towards the trachea, sufficient facial integument was preserved to bring the wound behind and below the angle of the jaw. The wound healed by the first intention and in ten days the dressing was wholly removed. The face had nearly its natural appearance. Grateful and happy, she returned to her husband and family.
Medicine, Chinese Missions and Missionaries Missions, Medical Neoplasms Tumors
Case No. 2214 Lo Wanshun Parker, Peter, 1804-1888
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