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Public Announcement by the Physicians of the Death of President Garfield

September 19, 1881

ELBERON, N.J., September 19--11.30 p.m.

The President died at thirty-five minutes past 10 p.m. After the bulletin was issued at half past 5 this evening the President continued in much the same condition as during the afternoon, the pulse varying from 102 to 106, with rather increased force and volume. After taking nourishment he fell into a quiet sleep about thirty-five minutes before his death, and while asleep his pulse ran to 120 and was somewhat more feeble. At ten minutes after 10 o'clock he awoke, complaining of severe pain over the region of the heart, and almost immediately became unconscious, and ceased to breathe at twenty-five minutes to 11.

D. W. BLISS.

FRANK H. HAMILTON.

D. HAYES AGNEW.

James A. Garfield, Public Announcement by the Physicians of the Death of President Garfield Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/203798

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