President Garfield’s Condition: August 27, 1881, 6:30 PM
6.30 P. M.
The President’s symptoms show slight amelioration this afternoon; his pulse is somewhat less frequent, and his temperature lower; moreover the mental disturbance described in yesterday morning’s bulletin has disappeared. The parotid swelling has discharged a little pus by the opening spontaneously formed into the ear, as well as by the incision made, but is not perceptibly smaller. The liquid food given by the mouth, and the enemata continue to be retained.
Pulse, 114: temperature, 98.9°; respiration, 22.
D. W. BLISS,
J. K. BARNES,
J. J. WOODWARD,
FRANK H. HAMILTON,
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.