Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: The Capture of the Hessians at Trenton

  • Doctor Riker’s decision

    Julie Gianakon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States   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…