President Garfield’s Condition: September 2, 1881, 6:30 PM
6.30 P. M.
The President has passed a comfortable day, and this evening appears better than for some days past. He has taken a larger proportion of nutriment by the mouth and manifested greater relish for it. His pulse shows some improvement as regards frequency and strength. The parotid abscess continues to improve. The wound shows as yet little change. This evening his pulse is 104; temperature, 99.2°; respiration, 18.
D. W. BLISS,
J. K. BARNES,
J. J. WOODWARD,
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.