President Garfield’s Condition: August 19, 1881, 12:30 PM

Portraits of Garfield's six doctors surround an illustration of the President on his sickbedEXECUTIVE MANSION,
August 19, 1881.

12.30 P. M.
The President’s condition has perceptibly improved during the last twenty-four hours.  The parotid swelling is evidently diminishing, and it has not pained him since last night.  He is taking to-day and increased quantity of liquid food by the mouth, which is relished, and produces no gastric irritation.  His pulse is now 106; temperature 98.8°; respiration, 17.

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.