President Garfield’s Condition: September 18, 1881, 6:00 PM

Portraits of Garfield's six doctors surround an illustration of the President on his sickbedELBERON, N. J.,
September 18, 1881.

6 P. M.
The President, though quite weak, has passed a very quiet day. There has been no recurrence of chill nor mental disturbance. At 9 A. M. a slight febrile rise took place and began to subside at 11 o’clock, at which time the temperature was 100°; pulse, 116; respiration, 20. There has been no increase of cough or change in character of the expectoration. At the evening examination, at 5.30 P. M., the temperature was 98.4°; pulse, 102; respiration, 20.


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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