These are the charges for the maternity ward at Mercy Hospital, San Diego, California in 1946. To be paid in advance. And this is the actual bill for my birth – they got a refund!!
And I also have the receipt for the certified birth certificate. It was purchased at the same place you would get a permit for a cess pool or to remove human remains – I was listed under ‘sundry and unclassified’ – not very complimentary.
At 8 months, a diet schedule was prepared for me. Scraped beef – Ymmmm!
I think they got their money’s worth!