IDA SCUDDER BIOGRAPHY PDF

John Scudder Jr. The granddaughter of John Scudder, Sr. She was invited by Dwight Moody to study at his Northfield Seminary in Massachusetts, where she earned a reputation for pranks. She dedicated her life to the plight of Indian women and the fight against bubonic plague, cholera and leprosy.

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Select Page Ida Scudder Dr. She dedicated her life to the plight of Indian women and the fight against bubonic plague , cholera and leprosy. Early life She was born of Dr. John Scudder Jr. The granddaughter of John Scudder, Sr.

She was invited by Dwight Moody to study at his Northfield Seminary in Massachusetts , where she earned a reputation for pranks.

Ida had expressed a resolve not to become a medical missionary, but during that stay, she had the enlightening experience of not being able to help three women in childbirth who died needlessly in one night.

That experience convinced her that God wanted her to become a physician and return to help the women of India. She never married. She graduated from Cornell Medical College, New York City in , as part of the first class at that school that accepted women as medical students.

Schell, a Manhattan banker, in memory of his wife. With the money, she started a tiny medical dispensary and clinic for women at Vellore, 75 miles from Madras. Her father died in , soon after she arrived in India.

In two years she treated 5, patients. She opened the Mary Taber Schell Hospital in Skeptical males said she would be lucky to get three applicants; actually she had the first year , and had to turn many away ever since.

Scudder agreed to make it coeducational, it eventually gained the support of 40 missions. Of students today, 95 are men. Ida S. She traveled a number of times to the United States to raise funds for the college and hospital, raising a total in the millions.

In , the college was opened to men as well as women. In the Vellore Christian Medical Center was the largest Christian hospital in the world, with beds, and its medical school is now one of the premier medical colleges in India.

Ida, India.

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IDA SCUDDER BIOGRAPHY PDF

After watching three women die in childbirth Ida Scudder realized that she wanted to carry on the work of a medical missionary, like her parents and grandparents had done. In the early s in India, before Ida Scudder had even decided to study medicine, she was summoned one evening to attend several women in childbirth whose husbands refused to allow the presence of a male physician. Watching helplessly as all three women died, Scudder committed herself to providing Indian women with medical education and care. She went on to do just that, in a career spanning five decades.

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Select Page Ida Scudder Dr. She dedicated her life to the plight of Indian women and the fight against bubonic plague , cholera and leprosy. Early life She was born of Dr. John Scudder Jr. The granddaughter of John Scudder, Sr.

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