President Garfield’s Condition: August 4, 1881, 7:00 PM
7.00 P. M.
As the morning bulletin indicated would probably be the case, the President has passed another good day, without drawback or unpleasant symptom of any kind. He has taken his nourishment well, and shown little fatigue after his dressings and changes of position. The wound is doing well both in appearance and in the character and amount of discharge.
At 12.30 P. M. his pulse was 96; temperature, 98.4°; respiration, 18. The afternoon rise of temperature came on late and was moderate in degree. At 7 P. M. his pulse is 102; temperature, 100.2°; respiration, 19.
D. W. BLISS,
J. K. BARNES,
J. J. WOODWARD,
FRANK H. HAMILTON.
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.