President Garfield’s Condition: July 23, 1881, 7:00 PM
7.00 P. M.
After the bulletin of 10 A. M. the President’s fever continued. At 11.30 A. M. he had again a slight rigor, and his temperature subsequently rose until, at 12.30 P. M., it was 104°; pulse, 125; respiration, 26. Between this time and 1 P. M. perspiration made its appearance, and the temperature began to fall gradually. It is now 101.7°; pulse, 118; respiration, 25. There has been a free discharge of pus from the wound during the day.
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.