Joseph Lister's monument

A public memorial to Lord Joseph Lister in London "was unveiled on 13 March 1924. It stands in the middle of the road at the northern end of Portland Place.

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The base and pedestal are of grey Aberdeen granite, and on the summit is a large bust in bronze of Lord Lister, with a wreath in front enclosing the first letter of his name.

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Below are life-size figures of a woman, representing humanity, and a child holding a garland. One of the woman's hands rests on the child's shoulder, and with the other she points upwards the bust.

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On one side of the pedestal is the word 'Surgery', with a device below incorporating the Aesculapian rod and the two-headed serpent, and on the other side the word 'Science', and below this a flaming torch.

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On the back of the pedestal are Lister's dates, 1827-1912.

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The bronze work on the memorial was carried out by Sir Thomas Brock, RA (1847-1922)"1.

  • Photos by ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#ihgroB acuL (August 2011)


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