President Garfield’s Condition: July 6, 1881, 12:30 PM

Portraits of Garfield's six doctors surround an illustration of the President on his sickbedEXECUTIVE MANSION,
July 6, 1881.

12.30 P. M.

The President remains quite as comfortable as at the date of the last bulletin.  He takes his nourishment well.  Pulse, 100; temperature, 99.7°; respiration, 23.


Unless favorable symptoms develop no further bulletins will be issued till 8.30 this evening.

A barely legible manuscript
Original manuscript of the bulletin dated Wednesday, July 6, 1881. This is the first original of nearly one hundred held by the National Library of Medicine, within the papers of Joseph Janvier Woodward (1833-1884), one of President Garfield’s attending physicians.

This post is one of a series reenacting the official bulletins released to the public by the physicians to President Garfield during his illness after the shooting on July 2, 1881.

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