The Town of Hope was saddened by the loss of a young man -- Forest Priestley -- who was 18 and graduated from Camden/Rockport High School this year. Sympathy is extended to his family and many friends.
Old Hospital Account
The other day my sister was going through some old papers of our grandmothers (Alice Hunt). Our grandfather Merton Hunt broke his leg and was in the hospital Jan. 21, 1935. The following is some of the accounts that were listed. I thought you might enjoy reading them.
Operating room $5
Total bill $39.66
Total for the stay $21.66
On the back of this paper were some other amounts.
Men's and Women's ward $5 per day
Maternity Ward $3 per day
Children's Ward $2 to 3 per day
Semi-private Rooms $4 per day
Small Ward Rooms $4 per day
Private Rooms $4 to 7 per day
Special Nurses Board $1.50 per day
Special Nurses Board $2.50 per day
Operating Room $5
Care of New Born Infants $5 per week
X-Ray Fees Based on amount of work done
Laboratory Fees Based on amount of work done
Drugs and dressing At cost to hospital
Remember this was in 1935. Mr. Hunt was the grandfather of Juanita Hunt (Hunt being no relation), Jarvis Johnson, Charlotte Pease and myself. None of us knew this man as he died before we were all born.