President Garfield’s Condition: August 18, 1881, 6:30 PM

Portraits of Garfield's six doctors surround an illustration of the President on his sickbedEXECUTIVE MANSION,
August 18, 1881.

6.30 P. M.
The President has done well during the day.  He has taken additional nourishment by the mouth this afternoon, with evident relish, and without subsequent nausea.  There is some rise of temperature, but his general condition is rather better than this time yesterday.  Pulse, 108; temperature, 100; respiration, 18.

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