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