President Garfield’s Condition: August 5, 1881, 8:30 AM
8.30 A. M.
The President slept naturally the greater part of the night, although he has taken no morphia during the last twenty-four hours. His improved condition warranted, several days ago, a diminution in quantity of morphia administered hypodermically at bed time, and it was reduced at first to 1/12 and afterwards to 1/16 of a grain in the twenty four hours, without any consequent unpleasant result, and finally has been altogether dispensed with. His condition this morning exhibits continued improvement, and another good day is anticipated.
At present his pulse is 88; temperature, 98.4°; respiration, 18.
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.