President Garfield’s Condition: August 9, 1881, 7:00 PM

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

7.00 P. M.
The President has been easy during the day, and has continued to take the nourishment allowed, without gastric disturbances.  The discharge of pus from his wound is quite abundant, and it is evident that through drainage has been secured by yesterday’s operation.  The degree of fever this afternoon differs little from that of yesterday.  Pulse 106; temperature, 101.9°; respiration, 19.

D. W. BLISS,
J. K. BARNES,
J. J. WOODWARD,
ROBT.  REYBURN.

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.

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