President Garfield’s Condition: August 17, 1881, 8:30 AM

Portraits of Garfield's six doctors surround an illustration of the President on his sickbedEXECUTIVE MANSION,
August 17, 1881.

8.30 A. M.

The President has passed a tranquil night, sleeping most of the time.  He continues to retain the nutritive enemata, and has not vomited since the last bulletin.  His general condition appears more hopeful than this time yesterday.  Pulse, 110; temperature, 98.3°; respiration, 18.

D. W. BLISS,
J. K. BARNES,
J. J. WOODWARD,
ROBT.  REYBURN,
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.