President Garfield’s Condition: July 26, 1881, 7:00 PM
7.00 P. M.
The President has done well during the day. At the dressing of the wound, after the morning bulletin was issued, a displaced speculum of the broken rib about half an inch long was removed; the track of the wound at this point was dilated and a larger drainage tube inserted, for the purpose of facilitating the discharge of pus. Since that time he has had several quiet naps, has taken more nourishment than on any of the last five days, without gastric irritation, and when the wound was dressed this evening the discharge of healthy pus was satisfactorily abundant. At noon his pulse was 106; temperature 98.4°; respiration, 19. At 7 P. M., pulse, 104; temperature 100.7°; respiration, 22.
D. W. BLISS,
J. K. BARNES,
J. J. WOODWARD,
D. HAYES AGNEW.
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.