President Garfield’s Condition: August 20, 1881, 6:30 PM
6.30 P. M.
The President has passed the day quietly. He has been able to take more liquid food by the mouth than yesterday, and the quantity given by enema has been proportionally diminished. The parotid swelling remains about the same. Pulse, 110; temperature, 100°; respiration, 19.
D. W. BLISS,
J. K. BARNES,
J. J. WOODWARD,
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.