President Garfield’s Condition: August 17, 1881, 6:30 PM
6.30 P. M.
The President’s condition is even better than it was this morning. There has been no vomiting during the day, and the enemata continue to be retained. Moreover, a teaspoonful of beef extract has twice been administered by the mouth and not rejected, and small quantities of water swallowed from time to time excite no nausea. The wound continues to do well.
At present his pulse is 112; temperature, 98.8°; respiration, 18.
D. W. BLISS,
J. K. BARNES,
J. J. WOODWARD,
FRANK H. HAMILTON,
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.