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The person would begin babbling incoherently, and it was sometimes possible to ask questions and get useful answers. Other experiments involved heroin , morphine , temazepam used under code name MKSEARCH , mescaline , psilocybin , scopolamine , cannabis , alcohol , and sodium pentothal.

Declassified MKUltra documents indicate they studied hypnosis in the early s. Cameron had been hoping to correct schizophrenia by erasing existing memories and reprogramming the psyche. These research funds were sent to Dr. His "driving" experiments consisted of putting subjects into drug-induced comas 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 often carried on patients who entered the institute for minor problems such as anxiety disorders and postpartum depression, many of whom suffered permanent effects from his actions.

His work was inspired and paralleled by the British psychiatrist William Sargant at St Thomas' Hospital , London, and Belmont Hospital, Surrey, who was also involved in the Intelligence Services and who experimented on his patients without their consent, causing similar long-term damage. During this era, Cameron became known worldwide as the first chairman of the World Psychiatric Association as well as president of the American and Canadian psychiatric associations.

Cameron was also a member of the Nuremberg medical tribunal in — Naomi Klein argues in her book The Shock Doctrine Cameron's research and his contribution to the MKUltra project was not about mind control and brainwashing, but about designing "a scientifically based system for extracting information from 'resistant sources.

McCoy writes "Stripped of its bizarre excesses, Dr. Cameron's experiments, building upon Donald O. Hebb 's earlier breakthrough, laid the scientific foundation for the CIA's two-stage psychological torture method," which refers to first creating a state of disorientation in the subject, and then second creating a situation of "self-inflicted" discomfort in which the disoriented subject can alleviate their pain by capitulating.

A cache of some 20, documents survived Helms' purge, as they had been incorrectly stored in a financial records building and were discovered following a FOIA request in These documents were fully investigated during the Senate Hearings of That report prompted investigations by the U.

Congress , in the form of the Church Committee , and by a commission known as the Rockefeller Commission that looked into the illegal domestic activities of the CIA, the FBI , and intelligence-related agencies of the military. In the summer of , congressional Church Committee reports and the presidential Rockefeller Commission report revealed to the public for the first time that the CIA and the Department of Defense had conducted experiments on both unwitting and cognizant human subjects as part of an extensive program to find out how to influence and control human behavior through the use of psychoactive drugs such as LSD and mescaline and other chemical, biological, and psychological means.

Much of what the Church Committee and the Rockefeller Commission learned about MKUltra was contained in a report, prepared by the Inspector General's office in , that had survived the destruction of records ordered in Sidney Gottlieb, who had retired from the CIA two years previously, was interviewed by the committee but claimed to have very little recollection of the activities of MKUltra.

The congressional committee investigating the CIA research, chaired by Senator Frank Church , concluded that "[p]rior consent was obviously not obtained from any of the subjects". The committee noted that the "experiments sponsored by these researchers [ Following the recommendations of the Church Committee, President Gerald Ford in issued the first Executive Order on Intelligence Activities which, among other things, prohibited "experimentation with drugs on human subjects, except with the informed consent, in writing and witnessed by a disinterested party, of each such human subject" and in accordance with the guidelines issued by the National Commission.

Subsequent orders by Presidents Carter and Reagan expanded the directive to apply to any human experimentation. In , during a hearing held by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence , to look further into MKUltra, Admiral Stansfield Turner , then Director of Central Intelligence, revealed that the CIA had found a set of records, consisting of about 20, pages, [ citation needed ] that had survived the destruction orders because they had been incorrectly stored at a records center not usually used for such documents.

On the Senate floor in , Senator Ted Kennedy said:. The Deputy Director of the CIA revealed that over thirty universities and institutions were involved in an "extensive testing and experimentation" program which included covert drug tests on unwitting citizens "at all social levels, high and low, native Americans and foreign. At least one death, the result of the defenestration of Dr. Frank Olson , was attributed to Olson's being subjected, unaware, to such experimentation, nine days before his death.

The CIA itself subsequently acknowledged that these tests had little scientific rationale. The agents conducting the monitoring were not qualified scientific observers.

It was learned that not only had the CIA funded Dr. This revelation largely derailed efforts by the victims to sue the CIA as their U. Cameron died on September 8, after suffering a heart attack while he and his son were mountain climbing. None of Cameron's personal records of his involvement with MKUltra survived, since his family destroyed them after his death.

General Accounting Office issued a report on September 28, , which stated that between and , DOD and other national security agencies studied thousands of human subjects in tests and experiments involving hazardous substances. The quote from the study: Working with the CIA, the Department of Defense gave hallucinogenic drugs to thousands of "volunteer" soldiers in the s and s. Between and , the program consisted of projects involving drug testing and other studies on unwitting human subjects.

Given the CIA's purposeful destruction of most records, its failure to follow informed consent protocols with thousands of participants, the uncontrolled nature of the experiments, and the lack of follow-up data, the full impact of MKUltra experiments, including deaths, may never be known. Olson, a United States Army biochemist and biological weapons researcher, was given LSD without his knowledge or consent in November, , as part of a CIA experiment and committed suicide by jumping out of a window a week later.

A CIA doctor assigned to monitor Olson claimed to have been asleep in another bed in a New York City hotel room when Olson exited the window and fell thirteen stories to his death. In , Olson's death was described as a suicide that had occurred during a severe psychotic episode.

The CIA's own internal investigation concluded that the head of MKUltra, CIA chemist Sidney Gottlieb, had conducted the LSD experiment with Olson's prior knowledge, although neither Olson nor the other men taking part in the experiment were informed as to the exact nature of the drug until some 20 minutes after its ingestion. The report further suggested that Gottlieb was nonetheless due a reprimand, as he had failed to take into account Olson's already-diagnosed suicidal tendencies, which might have been exacerbated by the LSD.

The Olson family disputes the official version of events. They maintain that Frank Olson was murdered because, especially in the aftermath of his LSD experience, he had become a security risk who might divulge state secrets associated with highly classified CIA programs, about many of which he had direct personal knowledge. Among Olson's concerns were the development of assassination materials used by the CIA, the CIA's use of biological warfare materials in covert operations, experimentation with biological weapons in populated areas, collaboration with former Nazi scientists under Operation Paperclip , LSD mind-control research, and the use of psychoactive drugs during "terminal" interrogations under a program code-named Project ARTICHOKE.

A book by H. The revelations about the CIA and the Army prompted a number of subjects or their survivors to file lawsuits against the federal government for conducting experiments without informed consent. Although the government aggressively, and sometimes successfully, sought to avoid legal liability, several plaintiffs did receive compensation through court order, out-of-court settlement, or acts of Congress.

Previously, the CIA and the Army had actively and successfully sought to withhold incriminating information, even as they secretly provided compensation to the families. One subject of Army drug experimentation, James Stanley, an Army sergeant, brought an important, albeit unsuccessful, suit.

The government argued that Stanley was barred from suing under a legal doctrine—known as the Feres doctrine , after a Supreme Court case, Feres v. United States —that prohibits members of the Armed Forces from suing the government for any harms that were inflicted "incident to service. In , the Supreme Court affirmed this defense in a 5—4 decision that dismissed Stanley's case: The medical trials at Nuremberg in deeply impressed upon the world that experimentation with unknowing human subjects is morally and legally unacceptable.

The United States Military Tribunal established the Nuremberg Code as a standard against which to judge German scientists who experimented with human subjects Justice Sandra Day O'Connor , writing a separate dissent, stated:.

No judicially crafted rule should insulate from liability the involuntary and unknowing human experimentation alleged to have occurred in this case. Indeed, as Justice Brennan observes, the United States played an instrumental role in the criminal prosecution of Nazi officials who experimented with human subjects during the Second World War, and the standards that the Nuremberg Military Tribunals developed to judge the behavior of the defendants stated that the 'voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential In another lawsuit, Wayne Ritchie, a former United States Marshal , after hearing about the project's existence in , alleged the CIA laced his food or drink with LSD at a Christmas party which resulted in his attempting to commit a robbery at a bar and his subsequent arrest.

While the government admitted it was, at that time, drugging people without their consent, U. Sit back picture yourself swooping up a shell of purple with foam crests of crystal drops soft nigh they fall unto the sea of morning creep-very-softly mist By my faith if this be insanity, then for the love of God permit me to remain insane. MKUltra plays a part in many conspiracy theories due to its nature and the destruction of most records.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not to be confused with Edgewood Arsenal human experiments. Church Committee report, no. A Question of Torture: A Effort To Control Behavior. Harris Isbell , who conducted the research between and , kept up a secret correspondence with the C.

Archived from the original on November 9, Retrieved August 24, Such materials were used on a number of occasions. Archived from the original on 20 June Archived from the original on March 31, Retrieved April 16, Retrieved 25 June The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Appendix C — Documents Referring to Subprojects, p.

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