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Portrait No. 46

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Title:

Description:
Man with lumpy masses hanging from both cheeks.

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:
2004-07-16

Case Summary from Peter Parker's Journal. "Limpoma of both cheeks" "June 12, 1848. Hwang Ahau, aged 50, one of the district of pwanyii, manufacturer of artificial flowers, had a singular affection of both cheeks, resembling lipoma of the nose. The morbid growths on either side were of the same size, about 10 inches in circumference, and hung pendulous from both cheeks, presenting a very singular appearance. The only inconvenience occasioned was from their weight. Shortly after presenting himself at the hospital, he was seized with fever and went home, and has not since returned."