Front Royal – Dr. Elizabeth Sherman Centenary Celebration on Saturday August 10

A friend in Front Royal sent me a notice of a special celebration this coming Saturday to mark the 120th birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Sherman, a legendary pediatrician who served Warren County for 55 years.  Dr. Sherman patched me up more times than I can recall.   She also delivered more than 2000 babies –  not quite as many as Dr. Ron Paul but still plenty. She was born in Luray, Virginia, and came to Front Royal after graduating from the University of Maryland medical school.  Here is a link to her obituary page.

The celebration will be held at the gazebo located at Chester and Main Streets in downtown Front Royal.

Here is a a drawing of Dr. Sherman’s office in Front Royal from the 1950s –

Here is a painting of Dr. Sherman –

And here is a photo of Elizabeth Sherman in a 1920s car; she is in the middle of the back row:

Here is a link to a 1955 photo of Dr. Sherman holding her great niece on her lap (the niece later became a medical doctor, following in Dr. Sherman’s footsteps).

A Facebook posting on Dr. Sherman from 2013 –


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2 Responses to Front Royal – Dr. Elizabeth Sherman Centenary Celebration on Saturday August 10

  1. Chester W. Osborn, MD, FACS January 4, 2020 at 10:30 pm #

    I’m a retired Cardiothoracic surgeon whose mother, Elinor Woodward, was a Front Royal native. On every visit to FR to see my grandmother & stepfather, Vincent Yuragaitis, we would also see Dr. Sherman. Growing up, she was always an inspiration to me since I had chosen medicine at an early age. In fact, she enabled me to witness my first operation. Dr. Humph rues was performing an open reduction of a femur fracture on a gentleman recently struck by a car. I was fascinated and appreciated the opportunity. Dr. Sherman followed my career even as I began practicing at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

    • Jim January 4, 2020 at 10:43 pm #

      Dr. Osborn, thanks very much for your tribute to Dr. Sherman. She touched more lives than we will probably every know.