Ringling, Barnum, Bailey & Scudder

After a 207 year run, "The Greatest Show On Earth" will close where it all began.     John Scudder, an amateur taxidermist, opens the American Museum in New York City at 21 Chatham Street.  Catering to mostly wealthy gentlemen, the museum offered science...

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Making Friends & Finding Family

 April 2017 Dear Friends & Family, Growing up I never met another “Scudder” outside of my immediate family. It wasn’t until I had gone off in the Army that I bumped into my first new “Scudder”, a River Boat Pilot, in Saigon. It was a first time for both of us....

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The Long Way Home

 A Gesture of Love and Esteem Finds Its Way Home After a journey of 85 years and tens of thousands of miles, this historic commemorative silver tray has found its way back to its place of origin, Scudder Memorial Hospital. Discover the woman behind the tray and...

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Special “K”

Not all Scudders spell it with a "C".  Hear and read Paul Skudder's account of his "Mirakle" on a mountain. Dr. Harley Rotbart, Professor, Vice Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Pediatrics University of Colorado Medical School, and Dr. Paul Skudder, a vascular...

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Exciting News from SMH

This is our third report from our Indian Grant Chair, Dr. James Taylor's recent trip to India. Thomas Cook Travel Donates 5 Much Needed Dialysis Machines With a generous grant from the Thomas Cook Travel Group, SMH's dialysis unit will nearly double in size with 5...

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Friendly Incoming

Giving is a 2 Way Street While virtue may be its own reward, it is gratifying nonetheless, to be on the receiving end of someone's appreciation. That was exactly how we felt when Emma Bigelow contacted us from Lake Michigan College with her kind words. We look forward...

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“Standing on the Shoulders of Giants”

Our intrepid India Grants Chair, Dr. James Taylor, was busy on his recent visit to India.  He just forwarded us this report, supplemented with photos from our friends at CMC Vellore Foundation. Thank you to all who helped.  Brick laying ceremony for Kannigapuram...

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God Bless the Dreamers

It is only fitting that today, on Martin Luther King Day, we remember that we were not the only ones inspired by "Aunt Ida's" love and compassion. Mahatma Gandhi visited Dr. Ida Scudder and the CMC Vellore Medical School, in 1928. It was an historic occasion when two...

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