Portrait No. 77

Creator:
Lam Qua, 1801-1860
Published/Created:
1834-1855
Physical Description:
61 cm. x 47 cm.
Materials:
Framed, oil on board
Notes:
Man with red, white and black tumor hanging from back.
Sixteenth Report of the Ophthalmic Hospital for the Year 1850 and 1851, printed at the office of the Chinese Repository, p. 22: No. 37998, November 4th, 1850, Steatomatous tumor, three feet and a quarter in circumference, weighing thirteen and a quarter pounds. Kwán Kin, aged 46, a grocer of the district of Nánhai, had a steatomatous tumor of the above weight and dimensions hanging from his back. The base of the peduncular attachment was a foot in circumference, situated over the ribs of the right side, commencing near the edge of the scapula, and extending a little to the left of the spine and descended below the nates. The lower half was in a state of superficial ulceration, rendering the whole offensive from the constant discharge, as well as oppressive from magnitude. The operation being one of easy execution, was entrusted to Kwán Ato (Lam Qua’s nephew!), by whom it was performed with dexterity and success, in the presence of several gentlemen. In about two weeks the patient was discharged well, free from burden he had not been able to lay off day or night for twenty-two years.
Donated by Peter Parker to the Yale School of Medicine and transferred to the Historical Library.
Variant Titles:
Kwán Kin
Topics:
Medicine, Chinese
Missions and Missionaries
Missions, Medical
Neoplasms
Tumors
Topics:
China
Topics:
Case No. 37998
Kwán Kin
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:
15948719
PID:
digcoll:2795110