In early 1967, Dr. Barker commenced a new series of experiments on the patients
at Oak Ridge. The LSD Experiments were conducted as part of
the Defence Disruption Therapy program but only on a select
group of patients within the program were subjected to the
The men who were
chosen for the experiment were escorted to Oak Ridge’s F Ward
where the LSD was administered. There, in the Capsule, or
Box, a group of naked men were confined, stripped naked, to an
area where they would be in various states of drug induced
“trips” that would sometimes last a number of days.
Patients were given
massive doses of LSD either orally or injected intramuscularly
and at times administered in combination with Methedrine (a
drug of the amphetamine group. Also known as methamphetamine,
it is used as a stimulant).
The LSD Experiments have been documented to result in various
serious and long lasting symptoms, including but not limited
to suicide (attempted and realized), homicide, paranoid
psychoses, severe depression, acute schizophrenic reactions,
extreme anxiety, and “flashbacks”.