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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Another well-known missionary doctor who served in south-central Asia was Viggo Olsen, who is most remembered for his widely read autobiography, Daktar: Faced with new regulations by the Indian government that threatened to end her work, in she traveled the length and breadth of the United States raising money, enlisting new leadership with advanced degrees, scuddef the necessary upgrading of both college and hospital.

Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia. Dodd continued to give generously, supporting students at the medical college where she also served as bursar and registrar.

Ida S. Scudder

I sent our servant, and he came back saying that all of them had died during the night. Inshe opened the Mary Taber Schell Hospital, which also provided a central locale for much-needed medical care and for the training of nurses. Inthe college was opened to men as well as women.

Three women were about to give birth, but their husbands would not allow a male to attend them. Ida Scudder was born bilgraphy India in and grew up well-acquainted with the trials of missionary life, particularly the pain of separation from loved ones. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. The Story of Dr. She died in Vellore.



Bibliography Secondary Jameson, Carol B. Views Read Edit View history. The most biographhy medical missionary family was the Scudders who served for generations in India and elsewhere. Her husband agreed to accept responsibility for her, and for a quarter of a century after he died she continued on in the work.

Scudder journeyed to the family’s new post of Tindivanam, India, in McGraw-Hill,5.

She returned to India following Gertrude Dodd’s death in Florida in She died, age 90, on May 24,at her home near Kodaikanal. Doctors all over India send her their most difficult gynecological cases. When she returned to India she brought with her a ten-thousand-dollar check for a new hospital given by a wealthy woman supporter and was accompanied by Annie Hancock, a good friend who had come to work with her and conduct evangelism. Never satisfied, inwith the help of women of many denominations, she founded a college to train women doctors.

A stamp issued on August 12,as part of centenary celebrations of Christian Medical College, depicts the college chapel, the motivating monument of the medical college and hospital, symbolising the ethos of the institution. Stephen’s College Wilson College. She soon found herself in sole charge of a school of sixty-eight girls.

InMahatma Gandhi visited the medical school. When she was a youth, her family returned to America for furlough, after which her father sailed to India alone. As there was no female gynaecologist or even a female general physician, these biogarphy women could not be treated properly and they biogrsphy in one night.

During these years and following Scudder became widely recognized for her accomplishments. A a ruling required all medical schools to be affiliated with the University of Madras. Print this article Ica all entries for this topic Cite this article. Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: Inagain with the support of many denominations, she built a larger hospital in the center of Vellore.


John Scudder, who with his biograph sons all became missionaries. With this accomplishment, Scudder retired but remained near Vellore. Although Scudder’s efforts to save the medical college from closure included converting it into a coeducational institution, causing condemnation from Lucy Peabody and other supporters of women’s education, her work remains significant.

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But she quickly realized that an educational facility was also necessary. During one traumatic night of her stay, Scudder’s life changed dramatically. Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia.

One day inaged 82, she biogrphy at “Hilltop”, her bungalow at Kodaikanaland opened a stack of letters and telegrams. Three different men—a Brahmin, another high-caste Hindu, and a Muslim—came to the door during the course of one night, pleading for her assist in difficult childbirths, refusing the assistance of her physician-father because custom prohibited such contact.

Harvard University Press, The First-day cover portrays Dr Ida Scudder, who founded the institute inworking for the medical requirements of pregnant women. Beginning with seventeen girls, all taught by herself, it grew into a great complex of buildings in a beautiful valley, graduating thousands of skilled, dedicated doctors.