Portrait No. 03

Creator:
Lam Qua, 1801-1860
Published/Created:
1834-1855
Physical Description:
61 cm. x 47 cm.
Materials:
Framed, oil on board
Notes:
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.
Variant Titles:
Lo Wanshun
Topics:
Medicine, Chinese
Missions and Missionaries
Missions, Medical
Neoplasms
Tumors
Topics:
China
Topics:
Case No. 2214
Lo Wanshun
Parker, Peter, 1804-1888
Genre:
paintings (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Paintings & Drawings
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Open Access
Source Title:
Peter Parker Collection
Yale Collection:
Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
Digital Collection:
Lam Qua's Portraits of Peter Parker's Patients
OID:
15948648
PID:
digcoll:2795077