The patient in the photo had her right thyroid gland removed at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in March 2016. Her surgery took 40 min and she spent a total of 3.5 hours in the hospital. In 1946, the patient's mother-in-law underwent the same operation at Mount Sinai Beth Israel - a copy of the bill is shown on the left. Of note, the patient spent 21 days in the hospital at a cost of $23.50!! Truly incredible!