President Garfield’s Condition: September 3, 1881, 6:30 PM

Portraits of Garfield's six doctors surround an illustration of the President on his sickbedEXECUTIVE MANSION,
September 3, 1881.

6.30 P. M.
The President has done well during the day, and has taken, with some relish, a sufficient quantity of nutriment. The parotid swelling continues to discharge freely and to diminish in size. The wound shows no material change. Altogether his general condition exhibits some improvement over yesterday. Pulse, 102; temperature, 99.6°; respiration, 18.

D. W. BLISS,
J. K. BARNES,
J. J. WOODWARD,
ROBERT  REYBURN,
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.