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June 12, 1975 - Image 5

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Thursday, June 12, 1975


Page Five

CIA gave LSD to-,1 ..
unaware subjects

AP Science Writer
WASHINGTON - While t hi e
Central Intelligence Agency se-
cretly tested LSD in The l950s,
dozens of the nation's doctors
were busily performing similar
research and publishing the re-
sailts is public journals.
Anyone could 'have walked in-
ts a medical library and read
BUT THlE secret spy agency
apparently nought in its re-
search to do something that svas
ethically forbidden of doctors:
to find out what would happen
if the mind-altering drup were
r.iren to an unsusptc'iig sub-
The Rockefeller Commission
report on the CIA released on
Ii~esday briefly described t h e
ISD experiments, noting +hat
tne person commrit'ed suicide
several days after having en
adverse reaction to a dose (f
ILSDt administered withosut h is
tdrance knowledge.
"There is little dsxbt a h a t
ttte CIA was doing witta LSDs
ias tobth unethical and sane-
cssry," Dr. Solom m)iSnyder,
or stfessor of psychiatry at Jshns
{nopkins University in Baulti-
atone,, said yesterdasy. Snyder
ia veterats researciter w it It
IS I).
SNYDER and other psychia-
trists who were involved in re-
search with the psychedelic
drug in the l950s agreed Wed-
tieoday thsat the scientific liter-
stare of the period was full of
relports of research with ho-
mnsa taking the drug.
Significant portions of the re-
~erhwere conducted in Be-
thesda, Md., a Washington sub-

urb, at the National Institutes
of Health.
"The amount of expertise
about LSD and its effects that
was available at that lime was
tremendous, particularly at the
National Institutes of Health,"
said one researcher involved in
LSD research 211 years ago be-
fore the drug became common
on the streets.
IN AN HOUR of research at
the library, of a Washington
area medical school a reporter
found references to hundreds of
scientific articles about LSD,
its effects, chemistry and phar-
macology all written in the
Following laboratory tests and
teats on a few volunteers, th e
agency began in 1951 to tes
the drug on unsuspecting peo-
ple. A dose of LSD apparently
would be secretly administered
to someone through drink osr
food to test their' reactions in
a social situtation.
HAD A scientist done so, no
repu'table scientific josrnal
swotuld have published the ye-
silts of stuch research.
The commission report riled
one incidence in 1953 when as
employe of the Army was giv-
en LSD withosut prior isnow-
eden while at a meeting with
CIA personnel discussing t hIe
ding project.
He was told of the d ia3211
minutes later, but developed
serio'is side effects and was rent
to New York under CIA es-ort
for psychiatric treatment.
"Several days later he jumip-
ed from a tenth-floor window of
his room and died as a re-
sult," the report said.

Chairman Frank Church (D-Idaho) at the Senate Intelligence Committee examines aY
the Rockefeller Cnmmissinn's repnrt en the Central Intelligence Agency.

CIA disclosures seen

(Continued trom Page 1)
-.proposed" in an effort to prevent
a - further illegal activity by the
x CIA.
,,y, NESSEN SAID Ford probably
<:would act within several weeks.
r He said the President was
drafting requests for comments
and recommendations based on
the commission report from Sec-
rotary of Defense dames Sch-
, - -lesinger, Secretary of State
Henry Kissinger, Secretary of
the Treasury William Simon,
- , -Levi and CIA Director William
-XX Colby.
f fi Continuing its investigation of
alleged CIA murder plots, the
11-member Senate tntelligence
Committee heard testimony for
U , 1 a second day yesterday from
Richard Bissell, who headed the
CIA's "dirty tricks" department
at the time of the 1961 Bay of
Pigs invasion.
BISSELL, who declined to
speak with reporters, has ac-
knowledged- previously the exs-
w<. k istence of a contingent plan in-
valving underworld figures John
y >{ Roselli and Sam Giancana to
kill Cuban Premier Fidel Castro.
Church refused to discuss
Bissell's te st im o ny but an-
ALFREDO, ALF REDO directed by Pietro Germi
In this Itolies sea force Dustin Hoffman plays n timid honk clerk who shores his innermost
thoughts with us as he foils violently in love with a girl he sees on the street (the voluptuous
Stefania Sandrelli). He becomes totally obsessed. with her dsring courtship anod wins her
anly to find that love and osession ore different sides of the some sword. Hoffman oloys the
part of Allfreds superblsy, without makino him a pitiful or completely absurd character, but
still mokina us laugh. -
TONIGHT at 7 &9 p.m. $1.25 Aud; A, Angell Hall

nounced that the committee had
voted unanimouisly to grant
limited immunity from prosecu-
tion to Robert Maheu, a former
aide to billionaire H a w a r d
Hughes. Maheu, who had been
identified in news reports as the
liaison between the CIA and the
two crime figures, invoked the
Fifth Amendment when he ap-
peared before the committee
Church made clear he could
not comply w i t h President
Ford's desire to wind up all
probes of the CIA by Septem-
"We're going to have to ask

for an extensiotn of time,"
Church said in reference to his
select committee's Sept. 1 ex-
piration date. "It's obvious that
we've been set back in our
schedule because of the need
to take up and thoroughly
investigate t h e assassination
at the UNION

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