Woman with a facial tumour before and after its removal

A photo reproduction of two images of a woman's face: the one on the left features a large tumour of the maxilla on the right side, and the one on the right shows the face without the tumour but with two scars in its place.

This image - a woodcut - was reproduced in the article 'A Review of Victoria's Early Medical Journals' by Bryan Gandevia (reprinted from The Medical Journal of Australia, August 9, 1952, p. 184), and originally published in an 1857 issue of that journal. In Gandevia's article the caption goes on to state that this is an image of "a tumour of the maxilla successfully removed by Mr. Edward Barker, with preservation of the sight in the right eye, the left having been damaged many years previously. A special plate to replace the hard palate was designed bt Mr. Pardoe, a leading dentist."

Object detail

8.8 x 14.2 cm
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Gift of AMA Victoria, 2011
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Medical History Museum Category


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