Portrait No. 68

Creator:
Lam Qua, 1801-1860
Published/Created:
1834-1855
Physical Description:
61 cm. x 47 cm.
Materials:
Framed, oil on board
Notes:
Man with a tumor of the lower back.
Fifteenth Report of the Ophthalmic Hospital for the years 1847–1848, Chinese Repository, 1850, p. 270: No. 30563, Feb 19th 1849, Malignant fungoid tumor. Lí AkÍ, aged 54, of the district of Shunteh, had a tumor situated in the lumbar region and adhering to the spinuous processes. It was of thirteen years growth and fourteen inches in circumference. Though ulcerated and of fungoid appearance, it was not suspected of a malignant nature. The original tumor was removed; a second operation was performed, removing every trace of the disease, when in parts contiguous and before apparently healthy, it soon returned with increased malignity.”
Donated by Peter Parker to the Yale School of Medicine and transferred to the Historical Library.
Variant Titles:
Lí Akí
Topics:
Medicine, Chinese
Missions and Missionaries
Missions, Medical
Neoplasms
Tumors
Topics:
China
Topics:
Case No. 30563
Lí AkÍ
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:
15948710
PID:
digcoll:2795095