Ida Scudder was born in , in Ranipet, Madras Presidency, India. In , her family returned briefly to the United States following a cholera epidemic and. Ida Scudder wanted to leave hot, overcrowded India for the good life. If asked to define the good life, she would have replied, “America and marriage to a. In John Scudder left his growing practice in New York City and sailed for Ida Scudder was born in India in and grew up well-acquainted with the.

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While continuing to make medical rounds in the outlying rural areas, Scudder would remain the only surgeon at the hospital scuddrr 22 years. Her father died insoon after she arrived in India. One day inaged 82, she was at “Hilltop”, her bungalow at Kodaikanaland opened a stack of letters and telegrams.

Scudder agreed to make it coeducational, it eventually gained the support of 40 missions.

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The Story of Dr. By the number of patients she treated annually had risen to 40, Viswanatha Reddi at the B. This section may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards. The Story of the Scudder Missionaries in India. Stephen’s College Wilson College.

Inthe hospital’s nurses-training program was expanded into a regular school of nursing. Beginning with seventeen girls, all taught biographh herself, it grew into a great complex of buildings in a beautiful valley, graduating thousands of skilled, dedicated doctors.


In the midst of the ravages of war, he was able to save the hospital, and after a time of home leave, he returned to his hospital to serve the people in the new country of Bangladesh. Modern Language Association http: She transferred to Cornell Medical College for her final year, receiving her M. Although she was happy to be reunited with her family, she felt pressured from her parents and extended family not to not shirk the Scudder duty of becoming a missionary.

Soon after she arrived in India, construction began on the hospital at Velour that she had pleaded for kda leaving America. More than twenty homeless children were taken into the Scudder home, and frequently she brought one or more of them along on her rounds.

A Thousand Years in Thy Sight: As there was no female gynaecologist or even a female general physician, these three women could not be treated properly and they died in one night. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Three women were about to give birth, but their husbands would not allow a male to attend them.

Ida Scudder realized that she would be foolish to go on alone in her fight to bring better health to South India’s women, so she decided to open a medical school for girls only. Skeptical males said she would be lucky to get three applicants; actually she had the first scjdderand had to turn many away subsequently.

Masilamani Victor Premasagar Y. Then, copy and paste scudser text into your bibliography or works cited list. Building a nursing school for women became her all-consuming goal.


Inshe was joined in India by her friend Gertrude Doddan unofficial, self-supporting missionary of the Reformed Church. The rain outside had been as wild as her own fourteen-year-old helpless grief. Thousands of women had been mobilized to raise money to support bilgraphy missions for women in India, and the thought of sharing all they had worked so hard for with the men was unthinkable. For many, Including John R.

Inthe college was opened to men as well as women.

Ida S. Scudder

Inher family returned briefly to the United States biogtaphy a cholera epidemic and settled in Creston, Nebraska, for four years. With the money, she started a tiny medical dispensary and clinic for women at Vellore, 75 miles from Madras.

To make matters worse, the people, desperate for medical attention, did not trust her.

Inthe Christian Medical College as it was renamed became officially affiliated with the University of Madras, thereby protecting it from closure and providing continued educational opportunities for women and men.

A letter once reached her addressed simply, “Dr. Scudder began training scudderr, an almost unheard-of procedure in Asia. Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. Bibliography Secondary Jameson, Carol B.