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Approved For Release 2006/11/21: CIA-RDP88-01315R000300010012-8 WASHINGTON POST 18 August 1977 " reached spokesma dent, the 'at the sc' of the un for coma The dk. By Bill Richards and John Jacobs wsshint oa Post Staff Writers The Central Intelligence Agency used the University of Maryland and George Washington University for some of its top secret 1MKUL- TRA experiments in behavior con- trol in the 1950s and lO60s, the agency has informed both univer- sities. The CIA also officially ? informed Georgetown University that it had sheltered some of the IMIKULTRA ex- periments. Georgetown's part in the project had been previously reported but not officially confirmed. The three local universities were among 80 private and public institu- tions told in the past few days they had played parts-some wittingly, some not-:in the lIKULTIIA tests. In a related development, the CIA yesterday made publi^ under the Freedom of Information Act an addi- tional 1,760 pages of documents per- taining to MKULTRA behavior con- trol experiments. These documents show that many high-ranking agency officials knew and approved at least the Georgetown part of- the mind control program, in- cluding then-CIA Director Alien Dulles and senior aides Richard M. Bissell Jr., C. P. Cabell, Lyman Kirk- patrick. Lawrence Houston and Rich- ard Helms. Helms later became CIA director. The documents show that among things tested at Georgetown were sub- stances to promote "illogical thinking and impulsiveness to the point where The agency Was also interested in say one "a knockout pill which can surrepti- research tiously be administered in drinks, and clien food, cigarettes, as an aerosol," to pro- rogation vide a "maximum of amnesia,". and a It has substance, also to be administered the CIA surreptitiously, that, would make it toward a "impossible for a man to perform any cal wing physical activity whatsoever." use for The documents also referred to was funn tests of a "knockout" drug on term!- Fund fo, naily ill cancer patients at George- front na. town. . chick-ter, The documents say" tee university tholobist administration was to be "totally un-: taught at witting" of CIA sponsorship of the as= A'Goa sorted mind control experiments. terday ti A CIA spokesman said yesterday, found n that the agency had located all but six the CIA of the 80 institutions and companies': ducted ti involved in ZIKULTRA. "Tile ?otlicrs' has beer no longer exist," said the spokesman,; chickter, who declined, to give the names of any! tact him of the institutions or firms involved. poenaed . None of the three Washington-area Senate subcommittee investigating universities notified could themselves the lIfiL'LTR l program. supply details of the types of i\IKUL- _ A long description of the lroposed TRA experiments in, which they were Georgetown facility suggested that 'involved. However, spokesme:f for alli "human' patients - and volunteers" three said they.would take advantage would be available for experimental of a CIA offer to supply additional de- purposes. It said the agency could tails on request. "recruit new scientific personnel" at In its letter to University of Mary- the medical center, because agents land President Wilton H.- Elkins,' working under cover there vioulcl - b4' which arrived ' last Friday, the CIA: in daily contact with "the' graduate said: "While we recognize this may be' school." The identity of the school unwelcome. news .we believe we have, was censored in the documents. an obligation to advise you of this fact - To further its interest in producing may participation] so to stress throw, h chemical means, the may initiate such uch action as you deem m CIA also proposed studying chemical necessary to protect the interests of agents on "advanced cancer patients:":our uhiversity-s ? -' ? . ' - These means included a "K" or"knock- -'Tn the letters of notificati on,~~t.he; C:IA 'noted that in some cases the! out drug, which one memo-writer de- \crarLTRA institutton~ were aware of - scribed as a "good Mickey Finn." rogram and Another MK-ULTRA project sought in the i i ti th ti pa p r par c on e the recipient would be discredited in : bad been while the experiments were to understand "toxic delirium, uremic public," and substances to iot ,taking place.' coma and cerebral toxicity from poi- and prevent`'the intoxicating effect of soning?" Toward that end, chemical alcohol:' ~v.. Elkins, w1o has headed Maryland ~ Another reference in the documents since 1954, declined to comment yes-. compounds were administered to c n- terday on whether- he 'knew of the-, ear patients and to at least four cliabe is to "substances which will produce ;ZIKULTRA experiments. Lloyd H-` El-1 tic patients, with plans for more tests pure' euphoria with no subsequent let- aiott, who' has headed G'eorge Wash-1 to "study the -effect on mental func- down;' a type of permanent high, r anaton since .1965, ?? could not be 1 'v1 .I1'' Approved For Release 2006/11/21 : CIA-RDP88-01315R000300010012-8