Portrait No. 37

Creator:
Lam Qua, 1801-1860
Published/Created:
1834-1855
Physical Description:
61 cm. x 47 cm.
Materials:
Framed, oil on board
Notes:
Man in profile with shaved head and braid. Large growth below right ear.
Sixteenth Report of the Ophthalmic Hospital for the Year 1850 and 1851, printed at the office of the Chinese Repository, p. 22: No 37596, October 7th, 1850, Glandular tumor under the ear, Liáng Siun, aged 30, a farmer of the district of Shunteh, had a glandular tumor on the right side of his face, extending from the auditory foramen to the clavicle perpendicularly, and from the angle of the mouth to the mastoid process horizontally, and measuring twenty-two inches in circumference, and projected six inches and more from its base. It was highly vascular, and from previous inflammation the superincumbent skin and integument adhered extensively to the tumor, rendering the dissection tedious and difficult, which was performed, however, under the influence of chloroform. The whole time occupied in the dissection and taking up of the arteries was about thirty minutes. The chloroform was required to be reapplied several times. The weight of the tumor was about four pounds. The loss of blood was considerable, but the patient sustained it well, and without any untoward symptoms, perfectly recovered, and was discharged in five weeks in good health.
Donated by Peter Parker to the Yale School of Medicine and transferred to the Historical Library.
Variant Titles:
Liáng Siun
Topics:
Medicine, Chinese
Missions and Missionaries
Missions, Medical
Neoplasms
Tumors
Topics:
China
Topics:
Case No. 37596
Liáng Siun
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:
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:
15948679
PID:
digcoll:2795103