President Garfield’s Condition: September 16, 1881, 6:00 PM
6 P. M.
At the examination of the President at 12 M. to-day the temperature was 99.8°; pulse, 116; respiration, 21. At the evening dressing, at 5.30 P. M., the temperature was 98.6°; pulse, 104; respiration, 22. A slight febrile rise occurred at 11 A. M., and had entirely subsided at 2 o’clock P. M. The condition of the wound remains unchanged; the cough has not been so frequent or persistent, but the sputa still remains purulent. Nourishment and stimulants have been given in increased quantities without discomfort. Altogether his general condition cannot be said to be improved.
D. W. BLISS,
FRANK H. HAMILTON,
D. HAYES AGNEW.
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.