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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Manitou Communications (February 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976550806
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976550808
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #239,295 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Colin A. Ross, M.D. is an internationally renowned clinician, researcher, author and lecturer in the field of traumatic stress and trauma related disorders. He is the founder and President of The Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma. Dr. Ross has authored over 100 professional papers and books. He has reviewed for numerous professional journals, and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the International Society for the Study of Dissociation. In addition, Dr. Ross has served as expert witness in over 50 court cases, consulted on several television and video productions on trauma related disorders, and produced an educational video for mental health professionals on the treatment of trauma based disorders.

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Colin A. Ross, M.D. received his degree from the University of Alberta in 1981 and completed his psychiatry training at the University of Manitoba in 1985. Dr. Ross is an internationally renowned clinician, researcher, author and lecturer in the field of traumatic stress and trauma related disorders. He is the founder and President of The Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma. Besides his work at Timberlawn Hospital in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Ross consults to Trauma Programs at Forest View Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Del Amo Hospital in Torrance California. He has authored over 140 professional papers and 23 books. He has reviewed for numerous professional journals and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and is a Past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. In addition, Dr. Ross has served as expert witness in over 50 court cases, consulted on several cable, movie and video productions and has produced six educational DVD's and CD's for mental health professionals on the treatment of trauma based disorders.

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The background material is well elobarated and interesting.
Frank Stephan
For years, Dr. Ross has worked hard to compile information about C.I.A. mind control and the psychological abuse of U.S. and Canadian citizens.
Kathleen A. Sullivan
Colin A. Ross, M.D. reminds us about the dark side of the intelligence community.
Chair

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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Cheri Montagu on March 23, 2008
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The stated aim of THE CIA DOCTORS by Colin Ross is an excellent and much-needed one: "to prove that the Manchurian candidate is fact, not fiction..." and that "the creation of controlled disassociation was a major goal of mind control research." (p. 10) As he says, he is not a conspiracy theorist and had no axe to grind against the CIA: his concern is that his fellow psychiatrists, including some of the most prestigious individuals and institutions in the country, have violated and are violating their Hippocratic oath by their participation in such experiments. There is however one major problem with the book. It was originally written in 2000, and although Dr. Ross revised it in 2006, he did not add any new material to speak of. Thus the connection between the experiments carried out by the CIA during the Cold War and the treatment of detainees in the so-called "War on Terror" is not made explicit, as it is in Alfred McCoy's A QUESTION OF TORTURE. Yet the similarity between the way that "Manchurian candidates" were created during the Cold War and the way that terrorist suspects are being treated today is alarming.

Take for example, Mohammed Al Qahtani, one of the "Guantánamo Six" on trial for his life under the Military Commissions Act of 2006. Mr. Al Qahtani is one of the few terrorist suspects who have been permitted civilian lawyers, in this case from the progressive Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). A CCR information paper on Al Qahtani lists the abuses to which he has been subjected, in a manner which is at times confusing. For instance, he is described as being subjected to "forcible administration of numerous IVs during interrogation.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Chair on August 4, 2009
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Colin A. Ross, M.D. reminds us about the dark side of the intelligence community. We have all seen James Bond movies. First, he summarizes the historical background of the relationship between psychiatry and the intelligence communities during the cold war, including Project PAPERCLIP, the Tuskeegee Syphilis Study, and radiation experiments on human beings. In his second section, he describes cold war mind control experiments. Third, he gives a whole section alone to G.H. Estabrooks, the only mind control doctor who spoke publicly about "Manchurian candidates", special assassins. Fourth, he briefly tells the stories of seven case histories, including Sirhan Sirhan, in light of his theories of dissonance. Other books can fill in any blanks concerning any conspiracy evidence surrounding the assassination of Robert Kennedy. (Read the biography of Robert Kennedy by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.) In the last section he concludes with a discussion of multiple personality disorder renamed dissociative identity disorder and explains how doctors or therapists can unwittingly cause this disorder while Manchurian Candidate Programs create the disorder on purpose. Finally, he sums up about the reality of the Manchurian Candidate. This book has pages of references and an extensive appendix filled with declassified documents. There is no index of terms, names, or subjects.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen A. Sullivan on April 23, 2010
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Any time a person writes a book about the CIA's (and other federal agencies') use of unethical mind-control on citizens; that author automatically risks being attacked from at least four different directions.

First, the author risks attacks on his or professional credibility.

Next more subtle attacks are made on the author's person, and sometimes on his or her family and closest colleagues.

Next come even more cowardly attacks: because perpetrators cannot afford to expose their involvement, they use third parties to write scathing attacks against the author and book to try to convince others it isn't worth reading.

Finally, the author is attacked by survivors who are understandably concerned that the book doesn't cover the entire spectrum of Extreme Abuse.

We need to understand that it's simply not possible to write a single book that effectively connects the dots between all the horrific atrocities, abuses, and human rights violations that have been committed by perpetrators of Extreme Abuse. Beyond that, it is not fair for us to expect any author to fight our battles for us. We must learn to fight them for ourselves.

For this reason, we probably need to write many more books to effectively educate the public about the entire spectrum of horrors, atrocities and human rights violations that the victims and survivors have suffered.

For years, Dr. Ross has worked hard to compile information about C.I.A. mind control and the psychological abuse of U.S. and Canadian citizens. All of his books have been objective and well-documented.
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37 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Aaron A. Golub on January 21, 2007
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The CIA Doctors is little more than a brief summery of declassified CIA documents. While Dr. Ross may have done a service by presenting the information contained within 15,000 pages of declassified mk-Ultra research, he fails completely in connecting it with the greater issue of ritual abuse. Not only does he fail to mention this ongoing relationship, I'm left with the impression that he deliberately avoided it.

Given the ongoing nature of ritual abuse and trauma based mind control, Dr. Ross's book presents the impression that Mk-ultra abuses were something that happened in the past and have no connection to ongoing activity. He fails to express the connection between mk-ultra victims and our intelligence communities ongoing role in shielding perps. Those who continue to suffer at the hands of their abusers deserve better. For further reading I'd suggest; A Nation Betrayed by Carol Rutz.
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