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