President Garfield’s Condition: September 9, 1881, 6:00 PM

Portraits of Garfield's six doctors surround an illustration of the President on his sickbedELBERON, N. J.,
September 9, 1881.

6 P. M.
At the examination of the President at 12 M. to-day, the temperature was 98.4°; pulse, 100; respiration, 17. At the evening dressing, at 5.30 P. M., the temperature was 98.8°; pulse, 100; respiration, 18.
It is believed, without referring to the records, that this is the first day since the development of the traumatic fever that the temperature, pulse, and respiration have been so nearly normal and uniform throughout the entire day.


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.

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