President Garfield’s Condition: August 15, 1881, 8:30 AM

Portraits of Garfield's six doctors surround an illustration of the President on his sickbedEXECUTIVE MANSION,
August 15, 1881.

8.30 A. M.
The President did not rest as well as usual last night.  Until towards three o’clock his sleep was not sound, and he awoke at short intervals.  His stomach was irritable and he vomited several times.  About three o’clock he became composed and slept well until after seven this morning.  His stomach is still irritable, and his temperature rather higher than yesterday morning.  At present his pulse is 108; temperature, 100.2°; respiration, 20.

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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