Bronze statue of Jospeh Lister, Europe, 1870-1930

Made:
1870-1930 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

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Bronze statuette of Joseph Lister. Full 3/4 view, graduated grey background.
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Bronze statuette of Joseph Lister. Detail view of head and shoulders. Graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Bronze statuette of Joseph Lister

Joseph Lister (1827-1912) was the pioneer of antiseptic surgery. Lister is shown here in academic robes, perhaps in recognition of his career as Chair of Surgery at Glasgow University (1860-1869), Professor of Clinical Surgery at Edinburgh (1867-1877) and Professor of Surgery at King’s College London (1877-1892).

A similar but larger version of a statue of Lister in academic robes, sculpted by George Henry Paulin (1888-1962), is in Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow. The park was a place Lister visited often while working at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, where he tried and tested his ideas.

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Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A659187
type:
statue
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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