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April 21, 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(16):578-589. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420950014001c
Abstract

(Continued from page 549).

August 24, 8:30 a.m. Temperature 98.5; pulse 100; respirations 17. August 24,12:30 p.m. Temperature 99.2; pulse 104; respirations 17. August 24, 6:30 p.m. Temperature 100.7; pulse 108; respirations 19.

August 24 8:30 a.m. The President passed a very good night awakening at longer intervals than during several nights past. He continues to take liquid food by the mouth with more relish, and in such quantity that the nutritive enemata were suspended for the present. Shortly after the noon bulletin was issued, an incision was made into the swelling on the right side of the President's face for the purpose of relieving the tension of the swollen parotid gland and giving vent to pus, a small quantity of which was evacuated by the operation. The seat of the incision was sprayed with carbolic acid, but no anesthetic was given him, and he bore the operation well. He

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