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Portrait No. 02

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Title:

Other title:
Kwo Pe

Description:
Seated young woman with a tumor on the right side of her upper lip.

Subjects:

Date:
1830-1850

Resource type:
Oil painting

Artist:

Dimensions:
61 cm x 47 cm

Original format:
Framed, oil on board

Collection:
Peter Parker Collection

Rights:
Yale University

Repository:
Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library. Historical Library

Date available:
2004-07-15

Case study from Peter Parker's Journal, Dec. 14, 1839. "Kwo Pe, age 27, of Shintih. Seven years since, this amiable young woman found a tumor commencing on the right side of the upper lip. It had now attained the size of her fist, and hung pendulous, reaching below the chin. December 19, the tumor was removed by the harelip operation. In a few days more she was discharged perfectly well."