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March 31, 1894

CLINICAL HISTORY OF THE CASE OF PRESIDENT JAMES ABRAM GARFIELD.

Author Affiliations

PROFESSOR OF PHYSIOLOGY AND CLINICAL SURGERY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT HOWARD UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON, D. C, AND ONE OF THE ATTENDING SURGEONS IN THE CASE OF PRESIDENT GARFIELD.

JAMA. 1894;XXII(13):460-464. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420920016001f
Abstract

(Continued from page 417).

July 7, 2:30 P.M. The President vomited twice this morning, and complains of acidity of the stomach. Powders containing each fifteen grains of bicarbonate of soda were given him, and the surface of his body thoroughly and frequently sponged off. Temperature 101.4; pulse 108; respirations 24.

July 7, 8 to 11:30 P.M. He asked for the hypodermatic injection at 8 P.M., and slept until 11 P.M. He then awoke suffering very much from pain in his ankles. Some solution of bromid of potassium was sent for, but he fell asleep before it could be administered. Temp. 100.2; pulse 106; respirations 23.

July 8, 8:15 A.M. The President slept well during the night, and awoke at 6:30 A.M., in good spirits. Wound dressed antiseptically at 8:15 A.M. A slight slough separating from edges of wound with laudable pus. Very little inflammation around edges of wound. At 8

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