President Garfield’s Condition: August 16, 1881, 8:30 AM

Portraits of Garfield's six doctors surround an illustration of the President on his sickbedEXECUTIVE MANSION,
August 16, 1881.

8.30 A. M.
The President was somewhat restless and vomited several times during the early part of the night.  Since three o’clock this morning he has not vomited, and has slept tranquilly most of the time.  Nutritious enemata are successfully employed to sustain him.  Altogether the symptoms appear less urgent than yesterday afternoon.  At present his pulse is 110; temperature, 98.6°; respiration, 18.

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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