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Sydney Hospital

Julie Gianakon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA    Sydney Hospital, from above In May of 1797, growing discontent among sailors of the Royal Navy erupted into the infamous Mutiny of the Nore. William Redfern was nineteen years old and the surgeon’s mate on board the HMS Standard.  Sympathetic to the sailors’ demands for better pay and living […]

Doctor Riker’s decision

Julie Gianakon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA     The Capture of the Hessians at Trenton, December 26, 1776 John Trumbull, 1756-1843 Yale University Art Gallery On the frigid Christmas night of 1776, Dr. John Riker was alarmed by the baying of dogs outside his New Jersey home. He went out into the darkness and discovered that the […]