President Garfield’s Condition: September 15, 1881, 6:00 PM

Portraits of Garfield's six doctors surround an illustration of the President on his sickbedELBERON, N. J.,
September 15, 1881.

6 P. M.
The President has passed a quiet day, sleeping a little; has coughed occasionally, the expectoration being less purulent. A greater quantity of nourishment has been taken without discomfort. He was placed upon the invalid-chair and remained forty-five minutes in a position a little more elevated than on previous occasions. At 12 M. today his temperature was 98.9°; pulse, 102; respiration, 21. At the evening dressing, 5.30 P. M., the temperature was 99.2°; pulse, 104; respiration, 21.


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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