President Garfield’s Condition: August 9, 1881, 12:30 PM
12.30 P. M.
At the dressing of the President’s wound this morning it was found that pus had been discharging spontaneously and freely through the counter-opening made yesterday. He has been quite comfortable this morning and taken a liberal supply of liquid nourishment. His pulse is now 104; temperature, 99.7°; respiration, 19.
D. W. BLISS,
J. K. BARNES,
J. J. WOODWARD,
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.