BuzzFeed News: He Was Patient #10451 In Life — And Nothing More Than “XX” In Death

BuzzFeed News: He Was Patient #10451 In Life — And Nothing More Than “XX” In Death. “The death of patient #10451 — the number given to him in documents from the hospital — made him just another statistic as the coronavirus started to take its toll on the Central American country of 17 million people. But it wasn’t just in death that he was little more than a number. No one had ever known his real name, his birthplace, who his parents were, or even his age. That’s because patient #10451 spent almost all of his life institutionalized, first in an orphanage known for neglecting the children in its care, and then in a mental health institution that has been described as the most dangerous hospital in the world.”

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