Saturday, August 22, 2009

McGill psychology Barbara Shewin part of a ghostwriting scheme paid for by drug giant Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

McGill psychology professor Barbara Sherwin is the first Canadian implicated in an ongoing scandal in the United States, where court documents – unsealed recently after a successful motion by The New York Times and the journal PLoS Medicine – have lifted the veil on the extent of ghostwriting in the pharmaceutical industry.

(The Toronto Star, August 22, 2009 - "Canadian named in HRT scandal" - by Stuart Laidlaw)
Details on the implication of McGill Psychology Professor Barbara SheRwin in the scandal at article in The Medical Ethics Blog , TheStarBlogs ,published on August 22, 2009 HERE and at -
It was also a McGill University Professor, Psychiatrist Ewen Cameron,
who brainwashed unsuspected patients as part of his work with the CIA on brainwashing techniques using electroshock therapy, at the Allan Memorial, which is associated with McGill University. His grisly methods and CIA funding are detailed in the book by John Marks (1979), "The Search for the Manchurian Candidate" and the later book, "In The Sleep Room: The Story of the CIA Brainwashing Experiments."

Although McGill bio sketch managed not to mention Dr. Cameron's involvement in the MKULTRA human experiments, (here - [retrieved August 22, 2009]), his horrendous experiments are too important to forget.
The following video is a BBC Scottish documentary on Ewen Cameron, Professor of Psychiatry at McGill and director of the then newly-created Allan Memorial Institute :