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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InMahatma Gandhi visited the medical school. Becoming a missionary was not something he had contemplated when he began his medical training. Skeptical males said she would be lucky to get three applicants; actually she had the first yearand had to turn many away subsequently.

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Ida Scudder realized that she would be foolish to go on alone in her fight to bring better health to Ecudder India’s women, so she decided to open a medical school for girls only. She was interviewed by reporters, and many stories were written about her work. Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: Thousands of women had been mobilized to raise money to support medical missions for women in India, and the thought of sharing all they had worked so hard for with the men was unthinkable.


Although she was happy to be reunited with scjdder family, she felt pressured from her parents and extended family not to not shirk the Scudder duty of becoming a missionary.

I went to bed in the early morning after praying much for guidance. Building a nursing school for women became her all-consuming goal. One day inaged 82, she was at “Hilltop”, her bungalow at Kodaikanaland opened a stack of letters and telegrams.

By providing for the education of locals in medical techniques, she assured the continuance of health care in the area around Vellore and released it from reliance on itinerant doctors and the presence of missionaries from foreign countries. Masilamani Victor Premasagar Y.


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In two years, she treated 5, patients. Many single-sentence paragraphs, spelling errors, non-neutral language Please help improve this section if you can.

Archived from the original on She retired in at the age of seventy-five and was succeeded by one of her most distinguished pupils, Dr. Women and children come just to touch her, so exalted is her reputation for healing.

All three women died of the kinds of complications that Ida scudeer could have been prevented by a physician. Of students today, 95 are men.

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Scudder, Ida Sophia (1870-1960)

Inthe hospital’s nurses-training program was expanded into a regular school of nursing. Sixty-three years earlier this tenacious woman had been denied mission-board support because of frailty. While home on furlough she captivated her largely female audiences by her stories of the hopeless plight of the Indian women, and every meeting brought more money for the project. The First-day cover portrays Dr Ida Scudder, who founded the institute inworking for the medical requirements of pregnant women.

Home Women Encyclopedias almanacs transcripts and maps Scudder, Ida — The Story of Dr. It was a traumatic time according to her biographer: Scudder journeyed to the family’s new post of Tindivanam, India, in Inthe college was opened to men as well as women. Soon after she arrived in India, construction began on the hospital at Velour that she had pleaded for before leaving America. Scudder of Vellore, India. December Learn how and when to remove this template message.

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