1. All LSD is in Chief's
safe for which he only has combination.
2. Preparing cables to field to find out who has custody and access. Issuance
done only with Chief's concurrence and use only with DD/P approval. Senior
military officer wanted work broadened to include biological as well as
5. Acquisition. Not classified as narcotic--organic chemical. Don't purchase
it--because an experimental can't be sold in U.S. Has been doled out by
a foreign company. With one exception LSD has been given to us. An American
company has given us some.
6. Correspondence and memorandum. Don't believe any reports addressed
to Agency. DD/P has one memo on subject.
8. CIA officer has discussed use of something of this type with experts
from Camp Dietrich and they had all agreed that an unwitting experiment
would be desirable. The LSD was given to all of the ten at the camp except
one (who doesn't drink) and one other who has a heart condition, both
of Camp Dietrich. About 20 minutes after giving the dose the CIA officer
them what they had been given. They all agreed that it was an interesting
experiment and there was no adverse comment. Only after Olsen committed
suicide was there any reaction adversely to the experiment itself.
9. According to Chief TSS, Olse has a history of mental disturbances.
Last summer he apparently told his wife that he was upset and she suggested
he see a doctor. he objected to being made division chief because of a
fear he couldn't do the job, and after reciving the job shortly thereafter
asked to be relieved. On the Monday following the experiment he told his
Army chief that he expected to be fired or asked to resign. he then went
up to New York with the TSS employee and saw the psychiatrist. After several
trips between New York and Washington, the psychiatrist finally came to
the conclusion that Olsen should go to a sanitarium. On Friday night,
November 27, Olsen at dinner with the TSS emplyee in New York appeared
to be completely rational and discussed the time they would have to get
up in the morning to get the train, etc.
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