A woman (Kwo Pe) with a tumour hanging from her upper lip. Gouache, 18--, after Lam Qua, ca. 1839.
- Lam, Qua.
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From Dr. Parker's report, dated 14 December 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." (Peter Parker's report, Peter Parker Collection website, loc. cit.).
She is seated on a bamboo stool
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