President Garfield’s Condition: August 9, 1881, 8:30 AM

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

8.30 A. M.
Notwithstanding the effects of yesterday’s operation the President slept the greater part of the night without the use of any anodyne.  The febrile rise of yesterday afternoon slowly subsided during the night.  This morning at 8.30 his pulse is 98; temperature 99.8°; respiration, 19.  Since yesterday afternoon small quantities of liquid nourishment, given at short intervals, have been retained, and this morning larger quantities are being administered without gastric disturbance.

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.

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