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BONOKOSKI: Psychiatric doctors condemned for experiments on patients

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A landmark judgment by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has finally found a number of psychiatric doctors in a decades-old case liable for assaulting patients, including subjecting them to torture and mind-altering drugs like LSD.

Financial damages are expected to be in the multi-millions, with the recipients being some of the vilest serial killers, psychopaths and sadists imaginable.

The assaults on them, as described in the just-released 311-page judgment, took place in the Oak Ridge wing of the old Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre, once the hospital’s maximum-security section for violent patients found not guilty by reason of insanity, or not criminally responsible in today’s vernacular.

Their treatments were lauded in its early days as a possible breakthrough in curing psychopaths and violent schizophrenics.

The class-action lawsuit included 31 plaintiffs who were a part of the rather bizarre programs run at Oak Ridge between........

© Edmonton Sun