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.

Author: Gogore Vudokus
Country: Comoros
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Spiritual
Published (Last): 3 December 2010
Pages: 80
PDF File Size: 4.27 Mb
ePub File Size: 20.29 Mb
ISBN: 616-4-74852-115-9
Downloads: 46764
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Kazirn

Ida S. Scudder

Her husband agreed to accept responsibility for her, and for a quarter of a century after he died she uda on in the work. Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Biograpby. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

She traveled a number of times to the United States to raise funds for the college and hospital, raising a total in the millions. The Story of the Scudder Missionaries in India. With this accomplishment, Scudder retired but remained near Vellore.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Ida Scudder Changed Her Mind – Church History Timeline

Sixty-three years earlier this tenacious woman had been denied mission-board support because of frailty. Scudder enthusiastically shared the sudder with her supporters back home, only to be thrown into the most bitter controversy she had ever endured. She died, aged 89, at her bungalow. 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.


I did not want to spend my life in India. She was born of Dr.

Faced with new regulations by the Indian government that threatened scuddrr end her work, in she traveled the length and breadth of the United States raising money, enlisting new leadership with advanced degrees, securing the necessary upgrading of both college and hospital. Two years later her mother joined him, leaving her daughter with relatives in Chicago. It was a traumatic time according to her biographer: She dedicated her life to the plight of Indian women and the fight against bubonic plaguecholera and leprosy.

Archived from the original on She taught her weekly Bible class to both men and womenadvised doctors on difficult cases, entertained friends and dignitaries at Hill Top, her beautiful Indian residence, and played a fast game of tennis. While home on furlough she captivated her largely female audiences by her stories scudde the hopeless plight of the Indian women, and every meeting brought more money for the project.


Masilamani Victor Premasagar Y. Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. 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 biograhy. But she quickly realized that an educational facility was also necessary. Ida Scudder of Vellore New York: Both were now open to men as well as women.

From then on, fund-raising became an important part of her ministry. She had not even been allowed to go to the station to see her mother off for India. Inagain with the support of many denominations, she built a larger hospital in the center of Vellore. Sicherman, Barbara, and Carol Hurd Green, eds.


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. During one traumatic night of her stay, Scudder’s life changed dramatically. Bibliography Secondary Jameson, Carol B. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.

Scudder, Ida (1870–1960)

She vowed then to get a medical degree, so that she could work in India as a much-needed female physician. Idda Scudder tell her own story Archived at the Wayback Machine. Hilda Olson, a governing board member of the Vellore Medical compound, responded tersely to the proposal: Scudder began training nurses, an almost unheard-of procedure in Asia. Another well-known missionary doctor who served in south-central Asia ecudder Viggo Olsen, who is most remembered for his widely read autobiography, Daktar: Born in India, Scudder was a granddaughter of the first American medical missionary, Dr.

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.