Monday, September 01, 2008

Peter Parker

No, not that Peter Parker. This Peter Parker was a medical missionary and diplomat to China. In the 1830's he commissioned the Western trained Chinese painter, Lam Qua to produce portraits of patients at a Canton Hospital with large tumors or other major deformities. [Be warned, the pictures I've posted here are some of the mildest, there are some really gnarly portraits on the site proper]. Link…

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