August 18, 1881.
12.30 P. M.
The President is suffering some discomfort this morning from commencing inflammation of the right parotid gland. In other respects, his condition is somewhat improved, and especially his stomach is becoming less intolerant. He has asked for and retained several portions of liquid nourishment, much more than he could swallow yesterday. The nutritive enemata continue to be used with success.
At present his pulse is 108; temperature, 98.4°; respiration, 18.
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.