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From Healing to Hell Hardcover – October 5, 2011
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This book is a tale of two stories. The life of Dr Wall and his family plus a history of the CIA and its dealings with unsuspecting victims. The first pulls on your heart strings, the second is a cause for anger and concern. Woven together the book is a very worth-while read. I read the book on vacation and as soon as I finished it, I immediately handed it to my wife for her to read. Highly recommended!! --Bill Zaryski
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But the author is also honest in depicting Dr. Wall's slide into drug abuse that provided his enemies with the ammunition to do him in and, ultimately, led to his conviction and imprisonment in a federal prison. The word "tragedy" is vastly misused today, but it applies to Dr. Wall's life as it was used by ancient Greek dramatists.
Dr. Wall's journey takes an even more dramatic turn while in prison, where, according to his son, the doctor fell into the orbit of one of the CIA-directed doctors who were conducting secret drug experiments on unsuspecting patients. The author believes that this experience permanently marred Dr.Read more ›
I found the aggressive beginning kind of turned me off, but then the story levelled off and the last part really made up for my concern about the aggressive start.
I was well aware of the criminal acts of Dr. Cameron, who tortured Canadians who were seeking psychiatric care in Quebec . So it made me more confidant that Mr Wall's father was caught in a similar trap.
This book should be required reading for students of Ethics, Psychology, and Sociology.
The book arrived on time and was in excellent condition.
At the same time this is a book about small-town America, especially the deep south. As the story unfolds, you feel like you're walking side-by-side with the teen-aged Dr. Walls, feeling the pressures, the humiliations, the shunning, and the occasional small victories. The book puts you right there in his tiny home town at mid-century, with the small-mindedness, racial injustice, and petty power struggles. At the same time, it's easy to extrapolate those dark elements of society to all places, and at all times. It wasn't really a simpler time, that Dr. Wall writes about.
One more thing to watch for in this powerful book. Dr. Wall, Sr., was at the heart of the author, and his unfortunate slide into drug addiction had a heart-rending ripple effect through his family and community. This book teaches caution, and care, in the actions we take as parents. Our impact on our children is profound beyond our ability to fully appreciate, at least until one reads a book like this one.
The strength, honor, integrity and ability to endure such a tragedy speak volumes for the Wall family. An honorable family whose father was a well-respected physician, multi-term Senator and visionary ahead of his time to be treated by the CIA in such a fashion is something everyone should become aware of. This well written book is a must read for all Americans!
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Once you start reading this book, you don't want to stop. It is a must read.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
great read as one journey through dealing with evil controllers.....raw,tense and informativePublished 10 months ago by better than subway surfers
Have to say From Healing to Hell receives a 5 star rating from me in part because my wife lived in Blakely from 1931 to 1947 and knew some of the people discussed and had heard... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Anton Allen
This book is a tale of two stories. The life of Dr. Wall and his family plus a history of the CIA and its dealings with unsuspecting victims. The first pulls at your heart strings. Read morePublished on April 16, 2014 by Marathon Man
To anyone who would take any medicines, not knowing the affects of the drug, beware! You can't trust just anyone, even government, professionals, so-called friends. Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by Kelly Archer
Normally I am not a huge reader and reading makes me tired. However, I read this book in a weekend. I was amazed at the detail provided in the story. Read morePublished on April 3, 2013 by Melinda Goodroe