Portrait No. 65

Creator:
Lam Qua, 1801-1860
Published/Created:
1834-1855
Physical Description:
61 cm. x 47 cm.
Materials:
Framed, oil on board
Notes:
Young man with a tumor of the right chest wall.
Fifteenth Report of the Ophthalmic Hospital in Canton for the years 1848 and 1849, in Chinese Repository, vol. 11, 1850 : No. 32222. Large scirrhus of the breast of a young man. Fung Pih-hú, aged 20, of the district of Sinhwui had a scirrhus affection of the right mamma of six years growth. The young man was emaciated, extremities oedeomatous, countenance cadaverous; the breast had been long ulcerated and was beginning to slough, and it was manifest that if space would be found sufficient for the scalpel to pass between his disease and the grave, it must be without delay. Notwithstanding the thermometer ranged at 90° and upwards with a desire of affording him his only chance of recovery, on the 4th of July I proceeded to the operation, not without apprehension lest he might not survive. The gland was extirpated in about one minute, and the arteries secured as speedily as practicable. It measured 23 inches in circumference, and weighed a little short than three pounds. There was no sufficient healthy integument to cover the base when removed, and a space of two inches in breadth at the widest part between the flaps, required to be healed by granulations. The patient rallied remarkably well. The oedema subsided entirely in a few days, the general health improved, and in six weeks the patients was discharged comparatively well.
Donated by Peter Parker to the Yale School of Medicine and transferred to the Historical Library.
Variant Titles:
Fung Pih-hú
Topics:
Medicine, Chinese
Missions and Missionaries
Missions, Medical
Neoplasms
Tumors
Topics:
China
Topics:
Case No. 32222
Fung Pih-hú
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:
15948707
PID:
digcoll:2795111