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Reddy: Nursing and Empire

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781469625072

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625072.001.0001

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Feminizing the Christian Medical Mission

Feminizing the Christian Medical Mission

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(p.22) Chapter One Feminizing the Christian Medical Mission
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Nursing and Empire
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Sujani K. Reddy

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625072.003.0002

This chapter focuses on the medicalization and feminization of Protestant missions in India during from the latter half of the nineteenth century through the early decades of the twentieth. It situates these processes in relation to women's entry into medicine in the United States, the leadership of U.S. missions in medicine, shifts in the Christian and colonial "civilizing mission" on the subcontinent, the role of the "woman question" in the continued colonization of India, and the emergence of an elite Indian middle class. The chapter focuses on Ida Sophia Scudder's establishment of the Vellore Christian Medical College and the intersections between the "woman question" and "woman's work for woman."

Keywords:   medical mission, civilizing mission, Vellore, Ida Sophia Scudder

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