President Garfield’s Condition: August 29, 1881, 12:30 PM
12.30 P. M.
At the morning dressing of the President an additional point of suppuration was recognized in his swollen face, which, being incised, gave exit to some healthy looking pus. The other openings on the exterior of the swelling are likewise discharging, but though less tense, the tumefaction has not yet materially diminished in size. Nothing new has been observed in the condition of the wound. The usual daily rise of temperature has not yet occurred, and the general condition has not materially changed since morning. Pulse, 106; temperature, 98.6°; respiration 18.
D. W. BLISS,
J. K. BARNES,
J. J. WOODWARD,
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.