President Garfield’s Condition: August 23, 1881, 8:30 AM

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

8.30 A. M.
The President slept the greater part of the night, but awoke at frequent intervals.  He has taken, since last evening, a larger quantity of liquid food by the mouth than in the corresponding hours of any day during the past week.  The use of nutrient enemata is continued at longer intervals.  The parotid swelling is unchanged.  Pulse, 100; temperature, 98.4°; 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.