President Garfield’s Condition: August 16, 1881, 7:00 PM
7.00 P. M.
The President’s symptoms are still grave, yet he seems to have lost no ground during the day, and his condition on the whole is better than yesterday. He has vomited but once during the afternoon; the enemata are retained. At present his pulse is 120; temperature, 98.9°; 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.