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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Her name is a famous one in India. She had not even been allowed to go to the station to see her mother off for India.

In ground was broken for the “Hillsite” medical school campus on acres 0. The specific problem is: She was invited by Dwight Moody to study at his Northfield Seminary in Massachusettswhere she earned a reputation for pranks.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Inagain with the support of many denominations, she built a larger hospital in the center of Vellore.

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More than twenty homeless children were taken into the Scudder home, and frequently she brought one or more of them along on her rounds. Home Women Encyclopedias almanacs transcripts and maps Scudder, Ida — She had no intention of joining the family tradition and becoming a missionary, but shortly after her graduation in she received an urgent cablegram informing her that her mother was seriously ill.


Full textp. Hilda Olson, a governing board member of the Vellore Scuddder compound, responded tersely to the proposal: Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

Sixty-three years earlier this tenacious woman had been denied mission-board support because of frailty.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Scudder of Vellore, India. Both were now open to men as well as women. During one traumatic night of her stay, Scudder’s life changed dramatically.

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In addition to caring for her mother there was other urgent work to be done. Of students today, 95 are men. Inshe went back to Vellore and began a lifelong service as a medical missionary.

Then in the early s she received word that her work along with other Christian schools in India would be eligible for a one-million-dollar Rockefeller grant if two million dollars could be raised elsewhere. Bibliography Secondary Jameson, Carol B. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. By the number of patients she treated annually had risen to 40, A letter once reached her addressed simply, “Dr.

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Stephen’s College Wilson College. These women did not like to be treated by male doctors due to their orthodox biofraphy of not exhibiting themselves before men Every dollar would have to be given back to the givers. McGraw-Hill,5. Diplomat in Idaa Chicago: Another well-known missionary doctor who served in south-central Asia was Viggo Olsen, who is most remembered for his widely read autobiography, Daktar: It was a traumatic time according to her biographer: But medical work consumed the vast majority of her sixteen-hour work days, though always taking time to distribute Scripture cards.


Mott, a coeducational school was the logical solution, and some suggested that Vellore would be the ideal location. While continuing to make medical rounds in the outlying rural areas, Scudder would remain the only surgeon at the hospital for 22 years. Dodd continued to give generously, supporting students at the medical college where she also served as bursar and registrar. 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, scuddder good friend who had come to work with her and conduct evangelism.

Doctors all over India send her their most difficult gynecological cases. She vowed then to get a medical degree, so that she could work in India as a much-needed female physician. John Scudder, who with his seven sons all became missionaries.

Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia. The rain outside had been as wild as her own fourteen-year-old helpless grief.