President Garfield’s Condition: August 19, 1881, 8:30 AM

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

8.30 A. M.
The President slept much of the night, and this morning is more comfortable than yesterday.  The swelling of the right parotid gland has not increased since yesterday afternoon, and he is now free from pain.  Nutritive enemata are still given with success, and liquid food has already this morning been swallowed and relished.  Pulse, 100; temperature 98.4°; 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.