President Garfield’s Condition: August 12, 1881, 7:00 PM

Portraits of Garfield's six doctors surround an illustration of the President on his sickbedEXECUTIVE MANSION,
August 12, 1881.

7.00 P. M.
The President has passed a comfortable day.  At the evening dressing the wound was found to be doing well.  The quantity of pus secreted is gradually diminishing; its character is healthy.  The rise of temperature this afternoon reached the same point as yesterday.  At present the pulse is 108; temperature 101.2°; respiration 19.

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

One comment

  1. “The quantity of pus secreted is gradually diminishing;”

    So plans are undoubtedly underway to cut open another gash with a dirty knife in his back again.

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