President Garfield’s Condition: September 15, 1881, 9:00 AM

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

9 A. M.
At the morning dressing, 8.30 to-day, the President’s temperature was 98.4°; pulse, 100; respiration, 20. He passed the night comfortably, sleeping until 3 A. M., when he was wakeful for a period of two hours, during which time the pulse rose to 120, but without the marked elevation of temperature which has characterized the febrile disturbance heretofore. After this time he slept quietly until morning. More nourishment was given during the night than for several nights past. In reviewing the case of the President since his arrival at Long Branch it may be said that in spite of the various sceptic accidents which have for several weeks, and do still, complicate his case, he has certainly not retrograded, but, on the contrary, has made some progress towards convalescence.


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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