President Garfield’s Condition: August 21, 1881, 6:30 PM

Portraits of Garfield's six doctors surround an illustration of the President on his sickbedEXECUTIVE MANSION,
August 21, 1881.

6.30 P. M.
The President has vomited twice during the afternoon.  The administration of food by the mouth has therefore again less temporarily suspended, and the nutritive enemata will be given more frequently.  His temperature is lower and his pulse rather less frequent than yesterday afternoon.  The parotid swelling is painless, but stationary.  Pulse, 108; temperature, 99.2°; respiration, 18.

D. W. BLISS,
J. K. BARNES,
J. J. WOODWARD,
ROBT.  REYBURN,
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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