President Garfield’s Condition: September 4, 1881, 6:30 PM
6.30 P. M.
The President has passed a comfortable day. He has taken his food with some relish and had no return of the irritability of stomach reported in the morning’s bulletin. The parotid swelling continues to improve, and is now so far reduced that the contour of his face is restored. The wound shows no material change. The rise of temperature this afternoon has been very slight, but his pulse was more frequent throughout the day than yesterday or the day before, and he showed more fatigue after the dressings. Pulse, 110; temperature, 99°; 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.