President Garfield’s Condition: August 1, 1881, 8:30 AM

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

8.30 A. M.
The President slept well during the night, and this morning is cheerful and expresses himself as feeling better than at any time since he was hurt.  After the slight rise of yesterday afternoon his temperature became again normal early in the evening, and so continued.  He appears stronger and evidently made good progress on the road towards recovery during the last few days.  His pulse is now 94; temperature, 98.4°; respiration, 18.

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.