President Garfield’s Condition: September 17, 1881, 9:00 AM

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

9 A. M.
At the morning examination and dressing of the President the temperature was 99.8°; pulse, 108, and respiration, 21.
The fluctuations of the pulse during the night varied from 116 to 130, the temperature during this time not deviating much from normal.
He slept quite well, taking nourishment at proper intervals. His cough was not troublesome, and the expectoration moderate. The discharge from the wound is more healthy, and the color of the granulations slightly improved.


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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