Dr. Harris Isbell’s experiments can only be described as torture — on par with Nazi human experiments. Isbell tested 800 psychoactive chemicals, including LSD, using as his subjects African American male prisoners addicted to heroin. He gave them heroin in exchange for He experimented using very high doses of LSD, and kept 7 of his subjects on the drug for 77 straight days. When they fell asleep, he used electroshock to wake them. (Jim Keith. Mass Control: Engineering Human Consciousness, 1999) From Healing to Hell (2011), by W. Henry Wall, Jr. an oral surgeon describes how Dr. Isbell destroyed his father’s brain and life with CIA-sponsored LSD experiments. His father was a physician and a former Senator who became addicted to Demerol after a dental procedure; it landed him at the Kentucky Center for drug addiction, a prison.
Daddy had been kept on in Lexington beyond the usual “cure” period. . . The additional time was to allow Isbell to observe and record his behavior following the drug assault. Even when he was finally sent home, having received no treatment of any sort for his drug dependence, Isbell made no provision whatever for psychiatric or medical follow-up. I found it heinous beyond belief that this violated man, still prey to paranoid flashbacks, was simply turned loose to his bewildered family and whatever fate might overtake him. The sudden onset of Daddy’s terror of being driven insane, of the mental derangement persisted as paranoia and “episodes” for years after his release.
The medical profession and the leading academic institutions where mind control research was done have not yet provided a meaningful public accounting, financial or ethical, of this experimentation. This is one of the reasons that the entire medical profession and academic community is implicated in the story.