July 27, 1881.
12.30 P. M.
The President’s wound was dressed just after the morning bulletin was issued. It looks well, and the pus, which is healthy in character, is discharging freely. Since then he has rested quietly, and takes his nourishment readily and without gastric disturbance.
At present his pulse is 90; temperature 98.4°; respiration 18.
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.