Allan Memorial Institute


Allan Memorial Institute

Hospital
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Region = Montreal
State = Quebec
Country = Canada
HealthCare = RAMQ (Quebec medicare)
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Affiliation = McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Type = Teaching
Speciality = psychiatric hospital
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The Allan Memorial Institute (AMI), located in Montreal, Quebec, houses the Psychiatry Department of the Royal Victoria Hospital (a McGill University Health Centre hospital). Although currently a respected psychiatric hospital, the Allan (as it is often referred to) is notorious for its role in the CIA’s Project MKULTRA, the Agency's initiative to develop "mind control" techniques which were implemented at the Allan by Dr. D. Ewan Cameron.

The AMI occupies the mansion built by Sir Hugh Allan, a wealthy Montreal businessman. This villa-like building, named Ravenscrag by the Allan family, is perched on the side of Mount Royal at the top of McTavish Street. It is one of many old, large homes that dot the southern slope of Mount Royal (an area colloquially referred to as the Golden Square Mile). Sir Hugh Allan's heirs donated Ravenscrag to the Royal Victoria Hospital in 1940.

ee also

*Douglas Hospital
*Golden Square Mile
*Mount Royal
*Royal Victoria Hospital
*William Sargant

Books"A Father, a Son and the CIA" - The astonishing story of how a man's life was destroyed by brainwashing experiments funded by the CIA and carried out by Dr. Ewen Cameron at Montreal's Allan Memorial Institute by Harvey Weinstein. James Lorimer & Company, Publishers. Toronto, 1988.

External links

* [http://cac.mcgill.ca/campus/buildings/Allan_Memorial_Institute.html Allan Memorial Institute "Ravenscrag"]


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