January 25, 2018
Doc Anna: Swamp Doctor of Florida Makes a House Call on Useppa - Comments and photos by UseppaGin - Swamp Doctor Anna visited the Useppa Museum the other night. “If you haven’t heard the roar of a bull alligator and some night bird answer, you haven’t lived,” she told her listeners. The second woman doctor licensed in the state of Florida, she practiced for 47 years and delivered over 1,000 babies. “Too many to count but not to remember.” Carrie-Sue Ayvar, a nationally acclaimed bilingual storyteller, brought artist and physician Dr. Anna Darrow (1876-1959) to life in a one woman show. It was a privilege to be in the audience.