President Garfield’s Condition: September 7, 1881, 9:00 AM
9 A. M.
The President slept the greater part of the night, awakening, however, as often as it was necessary to give nourishment, which he took very well. The fever reported in last evening’s bulletin had subsided by 11 p. m. This morning his temperature is normal, and he appears to have quite recovered from the fatigue of yesterday’s journey. At the morning dressing the parotid abscess was found to be doing well. The visible part of the wound looks somewhat better. Pulse, 106; temperature, 98.4°; respiration, 18.
The next bulletin will be issued at 6 o’clock this evening.
D. W. BLISS,
J. K. BARNES,
J. J. WOODWARD,
FRANK H. HAMILTON,
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.