President Garfield’s Condition: August 26, 1881, 8:30 AM

Portraits of Garfield's six doctors surround an illustration of the President on his sickbedEXECUTIVE MANSION,
August 26, 1881.

8.30 A. M.
The President slept most of the night, awakening at intervals of half an hour to an hour. On first awakening there was, as there has been for several nights past, some mental confusion, which disappeared when he was fully roused, and occasionally he muttered in his sleep. These symptoms have abated this morning as on previous days. At present his temperature is slightly above the normal and his pulse a little more frequent than yesterday morning. Pulse, 108; temperature, 99.1°; respiration, 17.

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