President Garfield’s Condition: August 9, 1881, 12:30 PM

Portraits of Garfield's six doctors surround an illustration of the President on his sickbedEXECUTIVE MANSION,
August 9, 1881.

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,
ROBT.  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.