July 13, 1881.
1.00 P. M.
The President’s condition continues favorable. Pulse, 94; temperature, 100.6°; respiration, 22.
D. W. BLISS,
J. K. BARNES,
J. J. WOODWARD,
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.
Could you explain the understanding of fever in the late nineteenth century; also, what does the number associated with respiration mean – 22 breaths per minute?