President Garfield’s Condition: July 31, 1881, 12:30 PM

Portraits of Garfield's six doctors surround an illustration of the President on his sickbedEXECUTIVE MANSION,
July 31, 1881.

12.30 P. M.
The President bore the morning dressing of his wound without fatigue.  It continues to look well and discharge adequately.  After the wound was dressed he ate, with relish, a breakfast of solid food, and has passed a comfortable morning, during which he had a pleasant nap.  The quantity of nourishment now taken daily is regarded as quite sufficient to support his system and favor the gradual increase in strength, which is plainly observable.  At present his pulse is 100; temperature, 98.5°; respiration, 19.

D. W. BLISS,
J. K. BARNES,
J. J. WOODWARD,
ROBT. REYBURN,
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.

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