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This is a fine work of investigative history about Scottish sadist Dr. Ewen Cameron and his Cold War-era psychological-torture experiments, largely funded by the CIA, that--with very few exceptions--tended to make the patients nuttier than they were to begin with. Gillmor is especially good on the history of medicine, and specifically psychiatry, in Montreal (where Cameron did his dirty work) and Canada in general, and the slow-to-fade influence of the Catholic Church on medical practice in that ...more
Author and journalist Don Gillmor was born in Fort Frances, Ontario in 1959 and presently lives in Toronto, Ontario. Don possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Calgary. He has worked for publisher John Wiley & Sons, and has written for a number of magazines including Rolling Stone, GQ, Premiere, and Saturday Night.; where he was made a contributing edi ...moreMore about Don Gillmor...