President Garfield’s Condition: September 10, 1881, 9:00 AM

Portraits of Garfield's six doctors surround an illustration of the President on his sickbedELBERON, N. J.,
September 10, 1881.

9 A. M.
At the examination of the President at 8.30 this A. M., the temperature was 99.4°; pulse, 104; respiration, 18. He slept well during the night, awakening only at intervals of one-half to one hour. There is a perceptible increase of strength with an improved condition of the digestive apparatus. The tumefaction of the parotid has entirely disappeared, and the suppuration greatly diminished. The wound continues to improve, and presents a more healthy appearance.


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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