President Garfield’s Condition: September 14, 1881, 6:30 PM

Portraits of Garfield's six doctors surround an illustration of the President on his sickbedELBERON, N. J.,
September 14, 1881.

6.30 P. M.
At the examination of the President at 12 M. today his temperature was 98.8°; pulse, 104; respiration, 20. At the evening dressing, 5.30 P. M., the temperature was 99.2°; pulse, 112; respiration, 21. The President was placed on the invalid-chair, in a semi-reclining position, about 12 M., and remained one hour and a half, sleeping a part of the time. He was not fatigued by the transfer or change of position, and his general condition this evening is as favorable as usual notwithstanding a slight febrile rise.


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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