President Garfield’s Condition: August 26, 1881, 6:30 PM
6.30 P. M.
The President’s condition has not changed materially since the last bulletin was issued. He continues to take by the mouth the liquid food prescribed, and occasionally asks for it. Since yesterday forenoon, commencing at 11.30 A. M., the enemata have again been given at regular intervals, as a means of administering stimulants as well as nutrition. They are retained without trouble. At present his pulse is 116; temperature 99.9°; respiration 18.
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.