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May 5, 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(18):664-669. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420970017001c
Abstract

(Concluded from page 624).

September 17, 8:30 A.M. Temperature 99.8; pulse 108; respirations 21. September 17, 12 M. Temperature 102.2; pulse 120; respirations 24. September 17, 5:30 P.M. Temperature 98; pulse 102; respirations 24. Up to midnight last night the condition of the President had not improved. At 11 P.M. his pulse was 130 per minute, and it varied from 116 to 130 during the night. At about 3 A.M. he fell asleep and slept until 6 A.M. When he awoke his pulse had receded to 106, and his temperature to 98 (F). His temperature during the night did not vary much from the normal point. He slept fairly well in the night taking nourishment at proper intervals. At 11:30 A.M. he had a severe chill lasting about half an hour, and his pulse ran up to 137, followed by perspiration. After 12 M. the temperature gradually fell with diminished

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