In the Sleep Room: The Story of the CIA Brainwashing Experiments in Canada

In the Sleep Room The Story of the CIA Brainwashing Experiments in Canada In August Canadians reacted with horror and revulsion when they learned that in the s and early s one of the most eminent psychiatrists in the country had used his vulnerable patients as

  • Title: In the Sleep Room: The Story of the CIA Brainwashing Experiments in Canada
  • Author: Anne Collins
  • ISBN: 9781550139327
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Paperback
  • In August 1977 Canadians reacted with horror and revulsion when they learned that in the 1950s and early 1960s, one of the most eminent psychiatrists in the country had used his vulnerable patients as unwitting guinea pigs in brainwashing experiments funded by the CIA and the Canadian government This is the spellbinding true story of unchecked ambition and the misuses ofIn August 1977 Canadians reacted with horror and revulsion when they learned that in the 1950s and early 1960s, one of the most eminent psychiatrists in the country had used his vulnerable patients as unwitting guinea pigs in brainwashing experiments funded by the CIA and the Canadian government This is the spellbinding true story of unchecked ambition and the misuses of medical power.

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    1. This is a journalistic work, and there are a lot of names and titles that sometimes make it slow going. It's worth the effort, though - the details of early psychological experiments are truly horrifying, and Collins thoroughly examines the context in which they occurred. This isn't something I'd pick up on a whim, but if you're interested in the subject matter it's well worth the read.

    2. It's hard to imagine that Cold War skulduggery such as brainwashing experiments could actually take place, let alone take place in Canada with CIA funding, but take place they did, at the Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal. This book tells the victims' stories, the treatments they received and the horrifying effects. The events are also placed in context to provide a broader picture and show how Dr. Cameron came to develop his treatments. The last few chapters chronicle the victims' fight for [...]

    3. Very good, very disturbing book about Dr. Ewen Cameron's sickening CIA-sponsored Cold War-era psychic-torture experiments in Montreal, focusing largely on the patients, particularly the women, who became Cameron's victims.

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