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Approved For Release 2006/12/19 :-CIA-RDf'88-01315R000 mriR77G2 V - 19 _AUG-i377 WASHINGTON POST 1 112 8", Y (092 By Bill Richards and John Jacobs Washington Post Staff Writer8 The Central Intelligence Agency se- Specifically, they noted the experi- An October, 1975, report on involve cretly spent nearly $3,900 in 1956 on ment dealt with "the effect on blood meat in LSD testing by the Alcohol, don research at the University of Maryland to develop a drug to allevi- ate human hypertension, according to documents released to the school yes- terday by the agency. Dr. John Krantz, a former head of the university's pharmacology depart- ment who got the money, said he was never told the funds came from the at the CIA, A research colleague a e y spo e vers . the CIA. A un school suggested he apply for the - CIA man in charge of MK-ULTRA,: funds, Krantz said, and, he received yesterday that he was told by CIA of- the money from the Geschikter Fund ficials that the dog experiment was who told him that his, research 'Witli- for Medical Research, a frequent co- the only part of the program con- LSD "was important to national inter. vert conduit for money used in the ducted there. ests." The report goes on to say- that CIA's mind control experiments dur- ing the 1950s and 1960s known as Pro- ject MK-ULTRA. "I took a. dim view of the whole Geschikter operation then," said Krantz, who is retired, "and I take an even dimmer view now." Krantz, who lives near, Baltimore, said he met with Charles F. Geschik ter, founder of the fund, during dis cussions on.the project and found him "a superficial scientist."- Geschikter rang a cancer research program at to federal prisoners at Lexington, Ky. Georgetown University and also ad-.- ' It has the reported that drug ad-j ministered the fund with money from diets at the Addiction Research Cen-., private philanthropic sources and ter in Lexington Were given" drugs as from the CIA. -- ?-I rewards 'for taking part in CIA experi- Geschikter has' been unavailable for.' ments. The CIA supplied $300,000 comment 'since information about MK- - through the Office of Naval Research ULTRA was made public: by the CIA,; between 1954 and 1962 to pay for the earlier this month experiments. ? _ The documents-on the hypertension experiment; were' turned over to Uni versity of - Maryland . officials yester- day. The. school'vras 'gna.of about 80 notified in the, past week by the CIA that they"were part of MK-ULTRA ei- ther With or without their knowledge.' The hypertension experiment 'at Maryland was. among. "special studies embracing pharmacological testing and evaluation of drugs of interest to TSD [the CIA's technical services division] ? , according to the docu ments.,.. ss ,?~; .t. tives," the documents said. The frog' ministration, which includes icIM1if, mentary records released to. the uni- said knowledge of the source of funds varsity give no indication of what use was limited to senior staff menibers at the intelligence agency made of the the Addiction Research Center aner information. was probably discussed with the Maryland is the first institution NIZIH scientific. directors." among those which were part of MK- The report said that Dr. Harris Is ULTRA to receive . documents from bell, then director of the center, was sman said approached by Sidney cxotttleo, the k it i Several other schools, including "without specifying a precise interest Georgetown, George Washington and on the part of the CIA, Mr. Gottlieb Harvard, have said they. were also que esteed d additional information from stated that the CL would provide qu the program and have re- money to continue these`studies.'A ?_ ., "s;r the CIA, Documents obtained by The Wash- ington Post reveal that senior direc- tors of the National Institute of Men tal Health "probably" knew that the CIA funneled money to the institute to administer LSD and other drugs Approved For Release 2006/12/19: CIA-RDP88.01315R000300-010011=9