President Garfield’s Condition: August 22, 1881, 12:30 PM
12.30 P. M.
The President has continued this morning to retain liquid nourishment taken by the mouth, as well as by enema. There has been no recurrence of the vomiting and no nausea. The parotid swelling is not materially smaller, but continues painless. It has caused, for a day or two, an annoying accumulation of viscid mucus in the back of the mouth, but this symptom has now much abated.
At present his pulse is 104; temperature, 98.4°; respiration, 18.
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.