Friday, November 7, 2014

Frank Olson, a  biochemist and biological  researcher, was given LSD without his knowledge or consent in 1953, as part of an "off grid" experiment, and mysteriously committed suicide a week later, following a severe psychotic episode.

A  doctor assigned to monitor Olson’s recovery claimed to be asleep in another bed in a New York City hotel room when Olson jumped through the window to fall ten stories to his death.

(Frank Olson’s body was exhumed in 1994, and cranial injuries indicated Olson had been knocked unconscious before exiting the window.)

Several years after Dr.Barbara Bender completed testing LSD on children 7-11 years old in 1954...the experiments were exported to Canada where Dr. Donald Ewen Cameron, creator of the "psychic driving" could work without "the bother" of checks or balences.Cameron's " psychic driving" experiments consisted of putting subjects into a drug-induced coma for weeks at a time (up to three months in one case) while playing tape loops of noise or simple repetitive statements.His experiments were typically carried out on patients who had entered the institute for minor problems such as anxiety disorders and postpartum depression, many of whom suffered permanently from his actions.His treatments resulted in victims’ incontinence, amnesia, forgetting how to talk, forgetting their parents, and thinking that their torturers were their parents.It was during this era that Cameron became known worldwide as the first chairman of the World Psychiatric Association, as well as president of the American and Canadian psychiatric associations.


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