Title: Chin Take
Secondary Title: Man with Thigh Tumor
Description: ca. 1838
Tumor: Original diagnosis: Steatamatous Tumor (a tumor of a sebaceous gland)
Case Number: 5331
Year: 1838
Modern Suggestion: According to doctors consulted by the Gordon Museum: Giant Lipoma (a benign tumor of fat cells) of the Thigh
Credit: Courtesy of The Gordon Museum
Dr. Peter Parker's Case History
From Dr. Parker's Case Reports: "It measured at its base two and a half feet. It had been ten years in attaining its enormous size, greatly impeding the man in walking and in his labour. The tumour was removed in forty and a half seconds from the first incision. It weighed ten and a half pounds, was very yellow, and being divided, freely exuded an oily fluid."
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The Mysteries of Lam Qua: Medical Portraiture in China 1836 - 1855
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