President Garfield’s Condition: August 23, 1881, 12:30 PM

Portraits of Garfield's six doctors surround an illustration of the President on his sickbedEXECUTIVE MANSION,
August 23, 1881.

12.30 P. M.
The President continues to take by the mouth and retain and increased quantity of liquid food.  At the morning dressing the wound looked well, and the pus was of healthy character.  The mucus accumulations in the back of the mouth, on account of the parotid swelling, is viscid, and now gives but little trouble.  At present his pulse is 104; temperature, 98.9°; respiration, 18.

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

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.