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