President Garfield’s Condition: August 30, 1881, 12:30 PM
12.30 P. M.
At the morning dressing another small incision was made in the lower part of the swelling on the right side of the President’s face, which was followed by a free discharge of healthy looking pus. A similar discharge took place through the other openings. The swelling is perceptibly smaller and looks better. The wound remains in an unchanged condition. There has been little rise of temperature since morning, but the pulse is more frequent. In other respects the condition is about the same.
Pulse, 116; temperature, 98.9°; 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.