President Garfield’s Condition: July 23, 1881, 7:00 PM

Portraits of Garfield's six doctors surround an illustration of the President on his sickbedEXECUTIVE MANSION,
July 23, 1881.

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.


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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