President Garfield’s Condition: September 13, 1881, 6:00 PM

Portraits of Garfield's six doctors surround an illustration of the President on his sickbedELBERON, N. J.,
September 13, 1881.

6 P. M.
At the examination of the President at 12 M. to-day the temperature was 98.8°; pulse, 100; respiration, 20. At the evening dressing, 5.30 P. M., the temperature was 98.4°; pulse, 100; respiration, 20. The President was placed in a semi-recumbent position upon an invalid-chair at 11 A. M., and remained one-half hour without fatigue or discomfort. The wounds are making the usual favorable progress, and his general condition is reassuring.


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.