President Garfield’s Condition: September 9, 1881, 9:00 AM

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

8:30 A. M.
At the examination of the President at 8 A. M., the temperature was 98.5°; pulse, 100; respiration, 17. The conditions of the parotid and wound are improving; he was somewhat wakeful during the night, but not restless, and slept sufficiently. The enemata and stimulants have been suspended during the past thirty-six hours. On the whole, the past twenty-four hours give evidence of favorable progress.


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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