President Garfield’s Condition: August 18, 1881, 8:30 AM

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

8.30 A. M.
The President has passed a very comfortable night, sleeping well the greater part of the time.  There has been no further vomiting, and the nutritive enemata are still retained.  This morning his pulse is slower and his general condition better than yesterday at the same hour.
Pulse, 104; temperature, 98.8°; respiration, 17.

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.

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