President Garfield’s Condition: August 1, 1881, 7:00 PM

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

7.00 P. M.
The President remained with his head and shoulders elevated until time for dressing his wound this evening.  It continues to progress in a satisfactory manner and discharges healthy pus freely from the deeper as well as the superficial portions.  He has taken nourishment well and in sufficient quantity, and in all respects continues to do well.  The rise of temperature this afternoon is slight.  At present his pulse is 104; temperature, 99.5°; respiration 20.

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.

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