President Garfield’s Condition: September 17, 1881, 6:00 PM

Portraits of Garfield's six doctors surround an illustration of the President on his sickbedELBERON, N. J.,
September 17, 1881.

6 P. M.
At the examination of the President at 12 m. to-day the temperature was 100.2°; pulse, 120; respiration, 24.
At 11.30 he had a severe chill, lasting half an hour, followed by perspiration. Since the noon examination there has been a gradual fall of temperature, with diminished frequency of pulse and respiration, so that at the evening examination the temperature was 98°; pulse, 102; respiration, 18.
He has slept most of the time during the afternoon and has taken his nourishment at proper intervals. The cough has been less frequent than usual.


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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