Jean Troughton

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 29 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6264
  1. Rosamond Watts

At 17 Jean Greenwood started nursing, having always been fascinated by all things medical. After six months, her father asked, ”Wouldn’t you rather be a doctor?” Of course she would, but she had to go to the local library to find out how. The war was on, and she had to take the exams by correspondence course to gain university entrance; she applied to every medical school in the country before finally gaining acceptance at Edinburgh.

After qualifying she met and married another doctor, Harold Troughton. In 1959 …

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