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Dermatology Grand Rounds: Viewing and Discussion

Portrait of a man with a large tumor
March 27, 2018

Jean Bolognia, MD, and Irwin Braverman, MD, will present nine patients of Dr. Peter Parker (YC 1831, YMS 1834) as portrayed in the Historical Library’s paintings by Lam Qua. A medical missionary, Parker founded a hospital in Canton and commissioned portraits (1836-1855) of over one hundred patients, many of whom had large tumors. In 1888, he bequeathed his collection of paintings to the Pathology Department of the Yale Medical School. The paintings were transferred to the Historical Library in the early 1970’s. Case reports of many of the patients survive, providing valuable insights. Today, the collection draws researchers in history of medicine, art, religion, clinical medicine and bioethics.

The Dermatology Grand Rounds: Viewing and Discussion take place Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library from 8:00-10:15am.

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