President Garfield’s Condition: July 30, 1881, 12:30 PM
12.30 P. M.
The President showed no fatigue from the dressing of his wound this morning. It looks very well, and the discharge of pus is satisfactory in quantity and quality. His general condition continues gradually to improve. A moderate quantity of solid food has been added to his nourishment, and was eaten with relish. A frame has been introduced beneath the mattress of his bed by which his head and shoulders have been elevated somewhat, and he expresses himself as well as pleased with the change of position. At present his pulse is 98; temperature, 98.5°; respiration, 20.
FRANK H. HAMILTON,
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.