Dermatology Grand Rounds in the Historical Library

22 March 2018 - 12:22pm by Susan Wheeler

Dermatology Grand Rounds in the Historical Library

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Viewing  8:00 - 9:00 am      Discussion  9:00 - 10:15 am.

Jean Bolognia, M.D., and Irwin Braverman, M.D., 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.