President Garfield’s Condition: August 1, 1881, 12:30 PM

Portraits of Garfield's six doctors surround an illustration of the President on his sickbedEXECUTIVE MANSION,
August 1, 1881.

12.30 P. M.
The President’s wound continues to do well.  At the morning dressing it was found to be in all respects in a satisfactory condition.  After the dressing was concluded his head and shoulders were raised in the same manner as yesterday, and he took solid food for breakfast with more relish than he has hitherto shown.  At present his pulse is 100; temperature 98.4°; respiration, 19.

D. W. BLISS,
J. K. BARNES,
J. J. WOODWARD,
ROBERT 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.