Rebecca Strong

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Her maiden name was Thorogood

Rebecca Thorogood was born on the 23 August 1843 in London. She married and had a daughter before the age of 20. She was widowed soon after. At the age of twenty four she began her training at St Thomas’ in 1867. In 1873 she was appointed matron of Dundee Royal Infirmary and in 1879 she moved to become matron of Glasgow Royal Infirmary