July 23, 1881.
10.00 A. M.
The President was more restless last night, but this morning at 7 o’clock, while preparations were made to dress his wound, his temperature was found to be normal. Pulse, 92; temperature, 98.4°; respiration, 19.
At 7:30 he had a slight rigor, in consequence of which the dressing of his wound was postponed. Reaction followed promptly, and the dressing has now just been completed. At present his pulse is 110, temperature, 101°; respiration, 24.
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.