President Garfield’s Condition: August 24, 1881, 8:30 AM
8.30 A. M.
The President has passed a very good night, awakening at longer intervals than during several nights past. He continues to take liquid food by the mouth with more relish and in such quantity that the enemata will be suspended for the present. No change has yet been observed in the parotid swelling; the other symptoms are quite as favorable as yesterday.
Pulse, 100; temperature, 98.5°; respiration, 17.
D. W. BLISS,
J. K. BARNES,
J. J. WOODWARD,
FRANK H. HAMILTON.
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.