I fell upon the MK Ultra story while doing research into the history of the Allan Institute for a class I'm taking.
From the 50s to the 70s, the CIA did mind-control experiments on psychiatric patients without their consent or knowledge. And they did these at... the Allan Institute in Montreal, affiliated with a university and a hospital here. Allan (Hugh Allan
) was a huge 19th Century capitalist who built a giant Frankenstein house on the mountain which, after being neglected, became the place where the CIA's own Dr. Frankenstein did his magic.
The doctor's name was Sidney Gottlieb
(original name, Joseph Schneider). He was originally from New York and wasn't a doctor in psychology. He had a PhD in chemistry and was a CIA poisoner specialist. For the MK Ultra project, he gave little girls (among others) mega-doses of LSD, electroshock, and isolated them for months in order to "reprogram" them, erasing their memories and turning them into mental babies.
The CIA was lead for a lot of this time by Allen Dulles
, who also happened to be the biggest shareholder in the United Fruit Company. His idea was to devise of methods to control the Latino populations who were always going on strike or threatening to nationalize their own resources. Mind control was one thing the CIA worked on. Another one that "Doctor" Gottlieb worked on was isolating a "Nicaraguan" gene so that a genocidal poison could be designed to wipe out that "race" entirely in case of a revolution.
Useless, high-maintenance people keep inheriting the Earth