President Garfield’s Condition: July 17, 1881, 7:00 PM
7.00 P. M.
Our expectations of favorable progress have been fully realized by the manner in which the President has passed the day. He has taken more solid food, and with greater relish than hitherto, and his afternoon fever, which is as slight as of that yesterday, came on later. At 1 P.M. his pulse was 94, temperature, 98.5°; respiration, 18. At present, pulse 98; temperature, 100.2°; respiration, 20.
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.