Series 44 - Mrs. David Orlikow v. United States Government

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UTA 1791-44

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Mrs. David Orlikow v. United States Government

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  • 1951-1988 (Creation)

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0.13 m of textual records

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(1909-1993)

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In the early 1950s the Defence Research Board, in response to concerns over presumed Russian brainwashing experiments, provided funds for studies in sensory deprivation at McGill University. At the same time, contrary to an agreement between the Canadian and American governments and unknown to the DRB, the Central Intelligence Agency was funding, through a front organization, experimental depatterning research by Ewen Cameron at the Allan Memorial Institute. The results were so devastating to the patients that nine sued the CIA for damages; one was Mrs. David Orlikow, whose husband had long been an MP from Winnipeg. The case was heard in Washington in 1986, for which Dr. Solandt made a deposition.

This series contains background material, depositions and affidavits relating to the court case, along with correspondence, copies of court proceedings and plaintiffs

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For a detailed listing of this series, see Appendix 44 in Finding Aid Inventory.

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