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The following is an excerpt from a speech by Colin Ross.

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TRAUMA & MEMORY: Clinical Implications for Treatment

By Dr. Colin Ross

April 1996

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The 9th Annual Western Clinical Conference on
Trauma & Dissociation

April 17-20, 1996

Costa Mesa, CA - Orange County

I'm very, very happy that you are all here. This is the first time
that I have talked on this stuff in public, and the problem was
that Kevin made a little mistake on the schedule. He didn't get
the title quite right. This is actually a performance art piece.
It's entitled: "Psychiatrist Trying to Stay Calm and Casual." But,
before we go any further, by the way, there are a couple of
messages here for people who are supposed to call home:

William C. Hollinger (if he's here) -- he's supposed to call his
lab in Pittsburgh. L. Wilson Green, you're supposed to call your
lab at Edgewater Arsenal. And Ewen Cameron, there's a message to
call Leonard in Montreal.

So, why is it I am talking about this and what is it I am trying
to say here? Well, one explanation is no one has the faintest
idea what I am talking about and I am here talking about it
because I am a little wacky. Hopefully by the end of the day,
that won't be the conclusion. However, that is a conclusion that
unhappily is in print in various esteemed locations such as the
British Journal of Psychiatry, Esquire Magazine and Richard's
Ofshe's book and a CBC film. It's been a very curious experience
to go through this little journey that Kevin just alluded to,
which is the same journey that we have all gone through if we
have heard this from patients.

It starts off back in the remote past, 1981-85, when I am a
psychiatric resident. I mentioned yesterday that in four years
of medical school and four years of residency, I have had more
multiple choice questions on Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome, which just to
remind you, as you all know, is an inherited deficiency of enzyme
hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosltransferase. I had more
questions on that syndrome in my four years of medical school and
four years of psychiatric residency than on childhood sexual
abuse, and more teaching.

So, then somewhere in the course of the residency I get up to
speed on dissociative disorders and connect them to childhood
abuse and read up on the literature and get a little bit
grounded, and the avalanche of MPD cases starts for me in late
1985 into 1986, and I think I have kind of (a little bit) got
what's going on, and some person comes in and starts telling me
about their father was killed by the Mafia and they were taken to
a child prostitution brothel and then they were involved in
satanic ritual stuff. So, I go "Gee," no books, no literature,
nobody ever heard of it, nobody talks about it, totally in outer
space, no idea what to do, which way to turn.

I go to the Eastern Regional Conference, go to Chicago, find out
a little bit, start getting a little bit grounded, and the first
couple of cases, my personal reaction is, "Gawh!" -- this sure
sounds real, could be real, it's pretty scary. Wonder if I should
let my kids out on Halloween or not. And then the sort of basic
experience is whatever percent of SRA is actually real, it is
clear that we got into some sort of hysteria wave in society in
general and in the profession, and a lot of people went a bridge
or two too far on their journey and we had to reign ourselves
back in.

So, the time course now is, in my training, there is no sexual
abuse at all. It doesn't exist. It's not relevant because it
doesn't exist. Then it goes to, well, it exists, but it's not
really all that relevant, and then there's these sorts of outlaw
gadfly sort of people who are into dissociative disorders who
aren't accepted by the mainstream. Then the dissociative
disorders people from a foundation of reality that was hidden go
off into outer space on this -- it wasn't alien abductions, but
it was still outer space -- on this ritual abuse stuff. Then they
sort of come back to earth and get a little bit grounded -- and
the next thing you know it's all this government experiments,
mind control stuff. So, if you follow the pattern, what should be
the case is just another hysteria wave. And the more you look at
it, the more it will just dissolve and we will all settle down
and forget about it.

Well, the pattern didn't work. Because when I systematically
started looking into CIA military mind control, the more I
looked, the more solid reality there was there. And as you will
see as we go through these slides and through this talk, it's a
completely different deal from SRA. Somewhere out there in the
justice system, there may actually be objective evidence where
somebody has actually busted a SRA cult. If there is, that
information is not generally publicly available to us. It is a
fact that we have not nailed down human ritual sacrifice cults in
North America if they exist. So, it's all conjecture.

Today I will prove to you, completely locked down, documented,
proven, beyond dispute or discussion that intelligence agencies
have been creating Manchurian candidates and MPD for operational
use since the Second World War. This is not a conspiracy theory.
This is a fact. Now, that's very amazing because if you took an
opinion poll of all the psychiatrists in the American Psychiatric
Association today, or you took the same poll five years ago,
99.999%, over 99% of the psychiatrists would say, "It's
fiction, we know the movie is fiction, Frank Sinatra did a good
job, but there's just no way, it's absolutely impossible."
There might be two outlaw psychiatrists in the whole group who
would say that it's possible that Manchurian candidates are
real.

This is a very, very strange phenomena that actually in 1996 this
is a completely documented fact -- it's a very strange
sociological little development in the field of psychiatry. How
could that be possible?

Well, I'm going to try and explain how it's possible. So that's
what I am going to talk about. Also, I am going to talk about
not just creating Manchurian candidates, but the whole network of
mind control doctors that is involved in this and supports this
-- this kind of old-boys network that maintains all of this. And
you will see a whole bunch of slides with godzillian
interconnections that I will go into in detail. And every one of
those steps -- unless I otherwise specify -- is completely
documented. Absolutely objective in full.

So there is something real peculiar about the whole story. It's a
very strange story. It tells us that there is something going on
in our culture and in the mental health field that is hidden and
secret. This is another kind of incest secret in the field of
psychiatry that all of these people who have been running
psychiatry in the latter half of the 20th century are either
directly or loosely connected to a whole huge universe of covert
hidden secretly funded mind control research, and as I
emphasized, that's a fact.

Now, why should we be talking about that at this conference? Well,
it's obvious. If in fact experimental MPD has been created, and
has been tight and hard and real enough for operational use by
intelligence agencies for the last 50 years, then it is something
of interest to the dissociative disorders field. This is profound
evidence in favour of the iatrogenic pathway to DID that I talked
about this morning.

When I combine the expert witness experience that I have had at
clinically created iatrogenic DID using the techniques of
destructive psychotherapy cults in the course of persuasion, as I
described this morning, when I take that expert witness
evidence, and see those cases created out of a base of no
pre-existing DID, and then I go to this CIA military mind control
literature, my only possible conclusion is yes, you can create
full tilt DID artificially from ground zero. Also, I have to
conclude that you can create any degree of complexity,
permutations of false memory that you want. There is absolutely
no limit on the quantity, complexity, reality, congruence,
plausibility of false memories that you can insert in somebody's
mind -- wittingly or unwittingly. So, they didn't tell me that
in medical school.

This is a little sub-paradigm revolution in the DID field.

There is a huge wealth of information, experimental information,
clinical anecdotal information and operational streetsmarts
knowledge of DID that's been up and running and full tilt in the
mental health field for 50 years now. This did not spring out of
nowhere in 1980, and we are missing a ton of experimental
research data that's still classified that bears directly on this
false memory debate that is going on in our society now. And you
will see some of the players in this whole scenario of
interesting people. (If we could put the slide projector on ...)

The first point is that there are a lot of documented,
declassified mind control research programs that are completely,
objectively proven beyond a shadow of a doubt. I have a lot of
this material and some I have on order. This is CIA now. Bluebird
and Artichoke were two programs that ran from 1951-53, and I
will read you some stuff from Artichoke in a minute. These were
then rolled over into MKULTRA which ran from 1953 to 1963, and
then there are 149 sub-projects that you will see a listing of in
a second. That was then administratively rolled over into
MKSEARCH which ran until 1973. Contiguously with that and in
collaboration with Edgewater Arsenal, MKNAOMI which involved
MKULTRA, ARTICHOKE and BLUEBIRD type research done abroad, and
nationally ran from 1953 to 1970. This involves all kinds of
hallucinogens, hypnosis and so on that I will go into in detail.

STARGATE just recently declassified ESP, paranormal, remote
viewing military uses of telekinesis type research that was done
from an uncertain start date up until 1984. Bill Gates, former
Director of the CIA, on ABC's Dateline in December of 1995 said
that it ran up until 1984. They had one of the academic
contractors to STARGATE on the show and they had the man whose
job was CIA oversight of military experimentation under STARGATE.
So this really went on. They really used psychics operationally,
and they believed in it enough to keep spending millions of
dollars on it for several decades, probably. Now, when you read
all the Senate materials from the 1970's and you read all the
existing literature, the claim of the intelligence community was
that all this mind control research was stopped in 1973 due to
Senate oversight and so on. One of the MKULTRA sub-projects is on
the paranormal, ESP and using ESP for covert operations purposes.
That element of MKULTRA didn't stop in 1973. We now know from the
CIA itself that it ran on until 1984. So, we know for a fact that
at least that element of this mind control research program that
was said to have stopped in 1973, continued to 1984. My position
is that it is simply implausible that this stuff isn't ongoing up
to the present.

You can see from this list (Projects Chatter, Often, Derbyhat,
Third Chance, Chickwit, MKDelta and QK Hilltop) that there was a
large number of different programs in the 1950's, 60's and 70's
-- all of which have a just a little tidbit of information about
them. Most of the actual documents and so on, nobody has either
reviewed or obtained through the Freedom of Information Act yet.
So, this is a huge amount of, as yet still classified information.

Now, we are going to give you a smattering run-through of the
institutions that were sites for MKULTRA research. In MKULTRA
there were 149 different sub-projects, and these were not in
obscure little corners of the world. This is the American
Psychological Association, this is the Butler Hospital Health
Centre which is part of Harvard, Children's International Summer
Village -- this is a charming place -- this is project
involving a study of children at an international summer camp
aged 11 and the study of how children who don't share a common
language communicate. And in the CIA report it states that the
investigator was unwitting of the fact that it was CIA funding,
and the purpose of the CIA in these 11 year olds was that they
might possibly identify promising young foreign nationals for
future use by the Agency. Columbia University, Cornell, Denver,
Emory, Florida, George Washington, Harvard, this will give you a
feel for who is involved in this stuff. Houston, Illinois,
Indiana Universities, Johns Hopkins, Eli Lilly was the big
supplier of LSD to the CIA. Those of you who can remember the
sixties might remember the "House of the Rising Sun" by the
British rock group, The Animals. They had a song called "The Girl
Named Sandoz." Sandoz was the employer of Hoffman who discovered
LSD in the forties, and Sandoz was the original supplier of LSD
to the CIA and the military in the 1950's, and they wanted a
secure American supplier so they contracted with Eli Lilly to
become the developer. University of Minnesota, New Jersey
Reformatory, Bordentown in Tennessee, Ohio, University of
Pennsylvania, Penn State, Princeton, Stanford, a couple of
universities in Texas, Wisconsin, the Bureau of Narcotics, a
prison, a narcotics farm. So these contracts -- McGill, NIH,
NIMH, National Philosophical Society -- everything and
everybody gets in on the act a little, NRC. So these were all
of the major players in North American psychiatry and psychology
who were receiving this kind of funding.

Office of Naval Research, which you are going to see multiple
times on the slides. Worcester Foundation for Experimental
Biology, all kinds of different agencies and groups. MKSEARCH
was the one that MKULTRA was rolled into. It ran from 1963 to
1973. Again Bureau of Narcotics, New Jersey Neuropsychiatric,
which is also an MKULTRA site, which I will talk about in more
detail. Vacaville State Prison, which you are going to hear a
whole bunch about. Now, BLUEBIRD and ARTICHOKE, which were
1951-53 -- institutions there include the Bureau of Narcotics,
Cornell, Eli Lilly again, NIH, Public Health Service,
University of Minnesota -- you get the idea.

Now, what about the proven identity of some of the actual
contractors? The terminology here is -- we've got the contractor,
and we've got the sub-project number and I have most of the
sub-contract files. Security status -- TS means top secret
cleared, UW means unwitting because this money was usually put
through a funding front, and you will see a slide showing how
that was all organized so a person could get money through a CIA
funding front, and genuinely not know it was CIA money. They
would just think it was another Foundation. Most of the people
you haven't heard of like James Hamilton, Harold Abramson, Carl
Pfeiffer, but you will hear more about them later today. Some of
these people might sound a little familiar -- Louis Jolyon West
at UCLA, Ewen Cameron, who was at McGill, he's been written about
a lot, and yes, this is Carl Rogers of Rogerian psychotherapy
fame. He was actually a spook psychiatrist with top secret
clearance who was on the Advisory Board of one of the funding
fronts and received funding for psychotherapeutic research on
schizophrenia. It's a very funny thing that Mr. "Friendly" Carl
was in the network. Martin Orne, you will hear a lot about him.
These people were at University of Oklahoma. They were doing
research on street gangs. Four of the MKULTRA sub-projects were
on children, and all of the investigators for those were UW
(unwitting). Martin Orne's top secret clearance status.
Maitland Baldwin, who did stuff on monkey brains. George White
was a CIA career officer who constructed safe houses in San
Francisco and New York where people were recruited in off the
streets to have sex with prostitutes and were given LSD and
other drugs without their knowing it. The rationale for this
was that they were attempting to study reactions of unwitting
subjects in civilian settings to mind control drugs. An
alternative hypothesis to this was that they were actually
testing Manchurian candidate prostitute performance.

Harold Wolff was at Cornell. Raymond Prince I have corresponded
with. He was UW, unwitting. He did research among the Aruba in
Nigeria on their folk healing practices. R. Gordon Watson -- I
was a little bit unhappy to see him on the list, but relieved to
see he was unwitting because I read a book of his called "SOMA:
Divine Mushrooms of Immortality" -- a very interesting book on
fliagarate[sp?] which is the little red toadstool with the white
flakes on it. The use of that by circumpolar shamans has a very
interesting history. John Mulholland is actually a magician. When
you go through these documents, all these names are whited out.
You have to piece it together from here and there. It's a great
big story trying to track it all down. Except they goofed it up.
John Mulholland was not whited out once.

When you get a file on one of these sub-projects, there is
usually a page in there that has standardized wording about no
individuals associated with this project are witting, or so and
so whose name is whited out has top secret clearance and is
aware of agency involvement. There's somebody you have probably
heard of -- his name is B.F. Skinner. I am still doing some of
the archival research to find out what his sub-project number is,
and what his security status is, but I would suspect it will
turn out to be top secret.

Just before we get to that slide, I am going to read you some
material, some of which is in your handout. As you can see, these
slides are going to show you an awful lot of connections between
an awful lot of different things here. You get the gist -- there
were a lot of different sub-projects, a lot of different
investigators all over mainstream academia. Now, I am going to
jump to proving to you that MPD has been created by the CIA and
the military since WWII. The first stop off point is at the back
of your series of handouts there. It's a publication called
"Science Digest, April 1971." The author is G.H. Estabrooks. The
article is called "Hypnosis Comes of Age." When you go to page
48 -- I am going to read this out loud for the benefit of people
listening to this on tape. He's now writing in 1971 and says
the following:

"One of the most fascinating but dangerous applications of
hypnosis is its use in military intelligence. This is a field
with which I am familiar through formulating guidelines for the
techniques used by the United States in two world wars. (Ross:
For those of you who are not history buffs, that means at least
back to 1914.) Communication in war is always a headache. Codes
can be broken. A professional spy may or may not stay bought.
Your own man may have unquestionable loyalty but his judgement
is always open to question. The "hypnotic courier," on the other
hand, provides a unique solution. I was involved in preparing
many subjects for this work during World War II. One successful
case involved an Army Service Corps Captain whom we'll call
George Smith.

"Captain Smith had undergone months of training. He was an
excellent subject, but did not realize it. I had removed from him,
by post-hypnotic suggestion, all recollection of ever having been
hypnotized. First, I had the Service Corps call the captain to
Washington and tell him they needed a report on the mechanical
equipment of Division X headquartered in Tokyo. Smith was ordered
to leave by jet next morning, pick up the report and return at
once. These orders were given him in the waking state.
Consciously, that was all he knew, and it was the story he gave
his wife and friends. Then I put him under deep hypnosis and
gave him -- orally -- a vital message to be delivered
directly on his arrival in Japan to a certain colonel -- let's
say his name was Brown of military intelligence. Outside of
myself, Colonel Brown was the only person who could hypnotize
Captain Smith. This is "locking." (Ross: I have had patients
talk to me about "locking.") I performed it by saying to the
hypnotized Captain: 'Until further orders from me, only Colonel
Brown and I can hypnotize you. We will use a signal phrase 'The
moon is clear'. Whenever you hear this phrase from Brown or
myself you will pass instantly into deep hypnosis.' When Captain
Smith re-awakened, he had no conscious memory of what happened in
trance. All that he was aware of was that he must head for Tokyo
to pick up a division report. On arrival there, Smith reported to
Brown, who hypnotized him with the signal phrase. Under hypnosis,
Smith delivered my message and received one to bring back.
Awakened, he was given the division report and returned home by
jet. There I hypnotized him once more with the signal phrase, and
he spieled off Brown's answer that had been dutifully tucked away
in his unconscious mind.

"The system is virtually foolproof. As exemplified by this case,
the information literally was "locked" in Smith's unconscious for
retrieval by the only two people who knew the combination. The
subject had no conscious memory of what happened, so couldn't
spill the beans. No one else could hypnotize him even if they
might know the signal phrase. Not all applications of hypnotism
to military intelligence are as tidy as that. Perhaps you have
read 'The Three Faces of Eve.' (Ross: Now here he makes a
scholarly mistake because he's talking about Morton Prince's "The
Dissociation of a Personality" but he refers to the book "The
Three Faces of Eve.") The book was based on a case reported in
1905 by Dr. Morton Prince of Massachusetts General Hospital and
Harvard. He startled everyone in the field by announcing that he
had cured a woman named Beauchamp of a split personality problem.
Using post-hypnotic suggestion to submerge an incompatible,
childlike facet of the patient, he'd been able to make two other
sides of Mrs. Beauchamp compatible and lump them together in a
single cohesive personality. Clinical hypnotists throughout the
world jumped on the multiple personality bandwagon as a
fascinating frontier. By the 1920's, not only had they learned to
apply post-hypnotic suggestion to deal with this weird problem,
but also had learned how to split certain complex individuals
(Ross: A very interesting phrase) into multiple personalities
like Jeckyl-Hydes.

"The potential for military intelligence has been nightmarish.
During World War II, I worked this technique with a vulnerable
Marine lieutenant I'll call Jones. Under the watchful eye of
Marine Intelligence, I split his personality into Jones A and
Jones B. Jones A, once a "normal" working Marine, became entirely
different. He talked communist doctrine and meant it. He was
welcomed enthusiastically by communist cells, was deliberately
given a dishonorable discharge by the Corps, which was in on the
plot, (Ross: That's called "sheep-dipping," that's the technical
term for that.) and became a card-carrying party member. The joker
was Jones B, the second personality, formerly apparent in the
conscious Marine. Under hypnosis, this Jones had been carefully
coached by suggestion. Jones B was the deeper personality, knew
all the thoughts of Jones A, was a loyal American and was
"imprinted" to say nothing during conscious phases. All I had to
do was hypnotize the whole man, get in touch with Jones B, the
loyal American, and I had a pipeline straight into the Communist
camp. It worked beautifully for months with this subject, but the
technique backfired. While there was no way for an enemy to
expose Jones' dual personality, they suspected it and played the
same trick on us later."

Now the only question becomes "Is Estabrooks some sort of kook?"
Maybe he didn't really do this, maybe he's grandiose, or
delusional, or just bullshitting, or whatever. So, let's take a
look at who G.H. Estabrooks is. How are we going to do that? We
are going to talk to a JFK assassination researcher who tells us
that Estabrooks' personal papers are all at Colgate College in
Hamilton in Upper State New York -- that there's a whole bunch of
boxfulls of all his personal papers, his  correspondence, his
files, and so on. So, what we will do is send our secretary up
there for five days to go through those 17 boxes, which are
unindexed, unresearched, and unpublished in any form, and then
we will request a bunch of that material to be photocopied and we
will bring it back to our office in Richardson, Texas. We will
look at it and then we will talk about it in Orange County,
California later on. What we find is G.H. Estabrooks was born in
Newfoundland in Canada -- so he is already suspect because he is
Canadian. He is not really too dumb -- he's a Rhodes Scholar. He
ends up studying, I am pretty sure, under Gardner Murphy at
Harvard, takes a Ph.D and spends really his entire adult
professional career at this obscure Colgate College in upper
state New York. So, is he just an isolated kook or is he
connected in any way?

Well, as I am going through all this military mind control
research in the library, I am aware that Martin Orne, who we will
get to in a while, is one of the people I want to focus in on.
And I notice in one of Martin Orne's papers that he has
referenced G.H. Estabrooks' 1942 textbook, which I have read,
where he describes creating Manchurian candidates for the
military. So, I know that Martin Orne is aware of G.H. Estabrooks'
claim to have created MPD. Can I establish any better connection
than that? Well, lo and behold, I find that G.H. Estabrooks edited
a book to which Martin Orne contributed a chapter. So now, Martin
Orne is totally connected into the whole picture as you will see
later, but if you go to a couple of pages ahead of that material
which I just read, you will see a letter from G.H. Estabrooks
dated August 22, 1961:

"Dear Martin, I am sending to thee a special delivery, one halo
-- pure gold, one pair of wings, which you can try on for size,
and a credit card for use in the hereafter. Your article is, of
course, excellent. Upon receipt of your letter, I immediately
called Mittendorff, and he informed me before I could even
broach the subject that they would of course grant your request
for reprints. Some day I am going to have myself examined and
find out why I do not consider these matters before I embarrass
my friends. By the way, I will be at the APA meetings on Friday
and Saturday, September 1st and 2nd. Then I will have to whip
back here and head south. If at all possible, I will be up at
the Biltmore. If you and Ron (Ross: Which is Ron Shore?) are
anywhere in the vicinity, let us sit down, and yack at each
other. I am not overlooking the fact that our meeting at
Cambridge with yourself and Ron sort of crystallized an idea
in my mind. I had a wonderful month's vacation in Canada --
Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City, Murray Basin[sp?], St. John, N.B.
and home -- and we particularly liked the French country. My
wife's native language is French, although she speaks Italian,
English and German as well. I find that with her along, the red
carpet is literally rolled out, and we see corners of the back
country where they would set the dogs on me if I happened to
turn up alone. Thank you tremendously. Hope to see you at the
APA. My best regards to Ron."

So it seems these guys knew each other. Now if you turn over to
the next page, Colgate University Symposium on Hypnosis, April 1
and 2, 1960 in Hamilton, New York, opening address by G.H.
Estabrooks, Chairman. The papers are E.R. Hilgard, author of the
NeoDissociation Book, which is a foundation of the entire field
here, member of the DSM IV Dissociative Disorders Committee, Ron
Shore, frequent co-author with Martin Orne, Gorton (I don't
know), C.M.R. Fisher, I have seen his name going through
different stuff, Wolberg, I have seen his name around, the
behavioral guy I think, Martin Orne, G.H. Estabrooks, Oh who's
that guy? Oh, Milton Erickson? Yeah, I've heard of him. So,
this G.H. Estabrooks is not just some isolated kook. He is a
pretty connected in, well-known guy, and all the luminaries in
hypnosis in this part of the 20th century know him personally,
are corresponding with him on a friendly basis and are coming to
workshops he put on and publishing books he has edited.

So much for the isolated kook theory.

Well, maybe he was just kind of bragging a bit, and he wasn't
really connected to the military. Well, bad news. A couple of
pages back, you see on stationery of the War Department, Office
of the Secretary, Washington, D.C., dated February 20, 1942, the
name of George H. Estabrooks, Nature of Action, Accepted
Appointment. Expert Consultant to the Secretary of War without
other compensation with the payment of actual transportation
expenses, and not to exceed $10 per diem in lieu of subsistence
and other expenses. So, he definitely had a military intelligence
appointment in the Second World War. Turn over the next page. Now,
we've got:

"Navy Department, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.;
From the Director of Naval Research Laboratory to Professor
G.H. Estabrooks via Inspector of Naval Materials, Syracuse, New
York; Subject: Information on Military Uses of Hypnosis; Request
for: enclosed three copies of receipt for classified matter and
return addressed envelope.

"The Naval Research Laboratory has received a request for
information regarding the possible military uses of hypnosis.
This request comes from a Naval Officer who is primarily
interested in hypnosis as a possible facilitator of training,
but also wishes to know about any other uses which may have been
tested. Members of the Psychology Branch of this Laboratory have
discussed the matter informally with several psychologists
versed in hypnosis, including Dr. Robert White of Harvard
University. (Ross: Which is where Martin Orne did his
residency.)

"Dr. White thought that you had done some experimental work on a
person during the war and requested that the Naval Research
Laboratory communicate with you. If you have done any work along
this line, would you please let us know the purpose and results
of your investigations. We have been unable to find any mention
of such a project in the Washington files of the Armed Services,
and so we must trouble you directly for information. Thank you
for your consideration at this enquiry."

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