President Garfield’s Condition: August 28, 1881, 12:30 PM
12.30 P. M.
At the morning dressing of the President several yellowish points were observed just below the ear over the swollen parotid, and an incision being made, about a teaspoonful of healthy looking pus escaped. There was also some discharge of pus through the two openings (into the ear and the incision) mentioned in previous bulletins. The wound looks rather less indolent than it has been doing for several days past. Since the morning bulletin there has been some rise of temperature, but little increase in the frequency of pulse, and in other respects no material change has occurred.
Pulse, 104; temperature, 99.5°; respiration, 18.
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.