Frank Olson

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Frank Rudolph Emmanuel Olson (July 17, 1910 – November 28, 1953) was an American bacteriologist, biological warfare scientist, and an employee of the United States Army Biological Warfare Laboratories (USBWL) who worked at Camp Detrick (now Fort Detrick) in Maryland. At a meeting in rural Maryland, he was covertly dosed with LSD by his colleague Sidney Gottlieb (head of the CIA's MKUltra program) and, nine days later, plunged to his death from the window of the Hotel Statler in New York. The U.S. government first described his death as a suicide, and then as misadventure, while others allege murder.[1] The Rockefeller Commission report on the CIA in 1975 acknowledged their having conducted covert drug studies on fellow agents. Olson's death is one of the most mysterious outcomes of the CIA mind control project MKUltra.

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Frank Rudolph Olson
Born(1910-07-17)July 17, 1910
Hurley, Wisconsin, United States
DiedNovember 28, 1953(1953-11-28) (aged 43)
Occupation(s)Bacteriologist, bioweaponeer
Years active1943–1953
SpouseAlice Smith "Wicks" Olson

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