In the summer of 1981 Warren Silverman, M.D. moved to Ocracoke. It had been four decades since Ocracoke had a resident doctor. Dr. Silverman's wife, Jean, a nurse, accompanied him. They practiced from their home until the island's new Health Center was completed the following year. Dr. Silverman also made house calls. In 2017 Dr. Silverman visited the island, and stopped by to say hello. He regaled us with stories of his time at Ocracoke.
At my request, Dr. Silverman sent me a delightful story he wrote about his very first Ocracoke patient, island native Maltby Bragg (1904-1985). We have published Dr. Silverman's story as this month's Ocracoke Newsletter. You can read it here: https://www.villagecraftsmen.com/my-first-island-patient-by-dr-warren-silverman/.