President Garfield’s Condition: September 18, 1881, 9:00 AM

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

9 A. M.
At the examination of the President at 8.30 this A. M. the temperature was 98°; pulse, 102; respiration, 18. There was no perceptible febrile rise during the night, the pulse ranging from 102 to 112.
The cough was less troublesome than on previous nights, and the expectoration unchanged. He is able to take the nourishment and stimulants required without gastric disturbance nor has there been evidence of mental aberration during the night.


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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