Portrait No. 46

Creator:
Lam Qua, 1801-1860
Published/Created:
1834-1855
Physical Description:
61 cm. x 47 cm.
Materials:
Framed, oil on board
Notes:
Man with lumpy masses hanging from both cheeks.
Fifteenth Report, Chinese Repository, vol. 11, 1850, p. 268: No. 27976, Lipoma of both cheeks, 12th June 1848, Háng Ahau, aged 50, of the district of Pwányü, manufacturer of artificial flowers, had a singular affection of both cheeks, resembling lipoma of the nose. The morbid growth of either side were of the same size, about ten inches in circumference, and hung pendulous from both cheeks, presenting a very singular appearance. The only inconvenience occasioned was from their weight. Shortly after presenting himself at the hospital, he was seized with fever, and went home, and has not since returned.
Donated by Peter Parker to the Yale School of Medicine and transferred to the Historical Library.
Variant Titles:
Háng Ahau
Topics:
Medicine, Chinese
Missions and Missionaries
Missions, Medical
Neoplasms
Tumors
Topics:
China
Topics:
Case No. 27976
Háng Ahau
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:
15948688
PID:
digcoll:2795083