Ida Belle Scudder M.D.

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Ida Belle Scudder

Birthdate: (94)
Birthplace: Shelton, Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States
Death: July 4, 1995 (94)
Tennessee, United States
Place of Burial: Valley Forge, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lewis Weld Scudder and Cora Belle Scudder
Sister of Ernest Weld Scudder; Walter Drake Scudder; Mildred Jackson Scudder and Lillian Mae Scudder

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About Ida Belle Scudder M.D.

Ida Belle Scudder M.D. was a radiologist and medical missionary born in 1900 and graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1925. Ida B. Scudder trained in radiology before moving to Vellore, India for more than 30 years of service at the Christian Medical Colleges (CMC) and Hospital, founded by her aunt, Dr. Ida S. Scudder. In Vellore, Ida B. founded the diagnostic radiology and radiotherapy departments at the hospital. She was influential in CMC's turbulent transition to a coeducational college and also for her affiliation with University of Madras for teaching the first two years of its M.B., B.Ss. course to its women students. She campaigned in U.S.A. between 1941 - 1945 seeking funding for the coeducational program.

In 1991 the Dr. Ida B.Scudder Radiation Therapy Block at CMC was dedicated She died in 1995. The Ida B. Scudder essay competition was instituted to perpetuate her ideals. The Prize is awarded for the best essay on any subject related to the care of the sick that illustrates that the fullest possible identification with the patient is the best way to serve him/her and meet his/her needs., The Ida Scudder Papers are available at the Schlesinger Library in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Ida Belle Scudder M.D.'s Timeline

July 15, 1900
Shelton, Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States
July 4, 1995
Age 94
Tennessee, United States
Age 94
Valley Forge, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States