President Garfield’s Condition: July 28, 1881, 8:00 AM

Portraits of Garfield's six doctors surround an illustration of the President on his sickbedEXECUTIVE MANSION,
July 28, 1881.

8.00 A. M.
The President rested well during the night and no rigor or febrile disturbance has occurred since the bulletin of yesterday evening.  This morning the improvement of his general condition is distinctly perceptible.  He appears refreshed by the night’s rest, and expresses himself cheerfully as to his condition.  Pulse, 92; temperature 98.4°; respiration 18.

FRANK H. HAMILTON,
D. W. BLISS,
J. K. BARNES,
J. J. WOODWARD,
ROBT. REYBURN.

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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