President Garfield’s Condition: August 6, 1881, 7:00 PM
7.00 P. M.
The President passed a comfortable morning, his symptoms and general condition being quite satisfactory. At 12.30 P. M. his pulse was 100; temperature 98.5°; respiration, 19. During the afternoon he complained somewhat of the weather. The external heat being such that it was found impracticable to keep the temperature of his room much below 90°, without closing the windows and doors, which was not thought prudent. The afternoon rise of his temperature began as late as yesterday, but has been higher, though unaccompanied by dryness of skin. At 7 P. M. his pulse was 102; temperature, 101.8°; respiration, 19. The appearance of the wound at the evening dressing was, however, good, and there has been no interruption to the flow of pus.
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.