Monday, March 16, 2009


In 1992, I returned to Washington DC for the first time in 25 years and met with legislative aides of congressmen and senators to discuss my health experiences. One Congressional counsel whom I met with regularly over the next 4 years told me there were many other citizens reporting programs affecting health and liberty. I was told "tell us the agency conducting the program and we will investigate". Finally, a lawyer I met who was involved with the radiation human experimentation litigation told me I should be researching MKULTRA. Once I read the 1970's Senate Reports, I realized it was almost the whole government.

In 1998, I moved to Washington and decided not to leave until I attained my health and freedom. By health I meant a return of my energy: physical, sexual and mental. By freedom, I meant almost everything freedom is equated with: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.My ability to retain attorneys and see physicians of my own choice had been seriously compromised. When I couldn't retain an attorney after being hit by a car while crossing the street, I felt like Rodney Dangerfield. "I got no respect." More important, I couldn't also retain an attorney to address the improprieties of my father's multi-million dollar estate. Twelve hours before my father died, a will was issued that was not signed by him because he was "unable" to sign his name. (For more information about my father's estate,please see the sidebar. Control of my money limited and stilllimits my ability to defend myself)

Returning to Washington DC and staying was my form of sit in. During these years, I researched the Post World War II human experimentation programs at the National Institute of Health's libraries, the Library of Congress and the National Security Archives. I placed advertisements in The Hill newspaper on subjects I researched: herpes, ritalin, anthrax, nerve gas, gulf war syndrome, MKULTRA. . My strategy was to speak out on significant subjects with facts that could not be refuted. I did not only research subjects that directly affected me but tried to understand the medical concerns in post World War II United States. It was my hope that establishing my credibility would enable me eventually to address the programs affecting me. My 2001 Ritalin advertisement in “The Hill” showed 1973 NIH and NIMH sponsored studies where Ritalin provoked increased psychosis and individuals diagnosed with those conditions. In 2007, the FDA required labeling on Ritalin and other adhd products warning of this possibility. At the time that I placed "The Hill" advertisement no book on Ritalin discussed this study.

I received almost no replies, which I still find hard to accept. I took strong stands; leading academics and journalists conceded my research was good. I was researching subjects that affect millions of Americans. Still, I believed the advertisements would ultimately be effective establishing a record of my beliefs and experiences. If I had remained in the United States, it was my intention later to investigate Ritalin's use as a "truth drug" to facillitate interrogation It was also my intention to investigate not only pharmaceuticals but the researchers like David Jandowsky(ritalin) and David Grob(nerve gas) not because they were unethical but because their research interests would show a bigger pictures of the health concerns in the early post World Warv II period. I was also interested in Ritalin's use with LSD in psychiatric treatment and the history of the development of both drugs in Switzerland.


I thought Congress would be interested that I had experienced some of the Gulf War veterans symptoms in the mid 1970's. My belief there was a connection between my experiences and Gulf War Syndrome became stronger when physicians began to diagnose the veterans' condition as a disturbance of vagus nerve and hypothalamus, My belief became even stronger after I discovered in John Marks' National Security Archive boxes Henry Beecher's 1954 document postulating that post traumatic stress disorder could cause disturbance in the endocrine system

"The effect of these physical, physiologic, pharmacolgic and mental factors and
the interrelationship of these factors on neuropsychiatric disorders, especially
the nonspecific effects of stress which may be mediated by the endocrine system
through the pituitary-adrenal axis. must be thoroughly investigated before any
logical approach to the prevention and treatment of medical conditions can be
For those interested in cognitive neuroscience, Henry Beecher and the post early World War II period is the place to begin study.

In an October 2, 2002 ad I published in The Hill. I asked, "Is There a Connection Between The Gulf War Syndrome and U.S Chemical and Biological Programs? Gulf War Syndrome's Links with Project MKULTRA." .

I stated:

"In the early 1970s I developed symptoms similar to GWS. In my Hill ads I have argued these programs never ceased which may explain why the names of the researchers and their victims have not been released."

I asked:



No one was interested in my health experiences even if they might assist 150,000 veterans suffering from Gulf War Syndrome. It didn't matter my physician at the time of my illness in 1975 was involved the previous 5 years with studies on the effects of toxins on hypothalamus and immune system. The more I learned about United States medical research programs, the harsher my reception became on Capitol Hill, finally culminating this year with the comment by a legislative aide of a leading congressman that what I wrote was only an advertisement I placed in the Hill and therefore not worthy of discussion. I queried, "Isn't placing ads what lobbyists do?" and asked him to state what he said in an email to me. Although he agreed. I never received a reply despite the fact I made it clear to this legislative aide that I was in considerable trouble. I won't name him because I still hope he'll see that his response was wrong. I have no alternative but to allow him to save face.

"Don't ask, Don't tell" is not only a policy for gay service in the military. It is what is expected of citizens and citizens go along as ifthey should always do as told. That is the reason I have an interest in Stanley Milgram's obedience studies. If democracy is to survive, we need to understand what governments know about our nature.

As a consequence, citizens wuth "politically incorrect" concerns are often dismissed as "conspiracy theorists" as if there were never conspiracies in the history of the United States. The misinformation enabling the Iraq War is an obvious example of conspiracy. Is someone a conspiracy theorist if he asks why was the Great Depression academic Ben Bernanke chosen as Federal Reserve Chairman in 2006? Isn't it important to know whether some in Washington had an awareness of tough ecconomic sailing ahead? In medicine is someone a conspiracy theorist if he asks, as I have in "The Vagus Nerve Is A Hidden Network(But Not The Only Hidden Network)", why medical research is published years after the knowledge is known?

In January 2003 I realized the task of nvestigating United States Chemical and Biological programs was humongous and what was needed was a citizen's army. I placed this advertisement:

HEALTHYCITIZENS.COM announces PROJECT UPLOAD whose goal will be the uploading to the Internet of declassified government documents and public domain medical studies pertaining to United States chemical and biological programs. Volunteers wanted to assist in this

My hope was to attract students from universities in the Washington DC. area. As with my other advertisements, there were few replies. Was my failure the result of pathological apathy that has increasingly rendered representative government impotent? Was there also government interference preventing my networking? Without a doubt both played a major role in my not being heard.


Thomas Friedman's New York Times op-ed "All Fall Down" bemoaned the state of ethics in the financial markets. . Friedman wrote, "This financial meltdown involved a broad national breakdown in personal responsibility, government regulation and financial ethics." It takes the worst economic calamity since the depression to address what should have been addressed years ago. It takes global warming threatening future existence to address what should have been addressed years ago. What crisis will motivate citizens to address the corruption in medicine? Isn't it the same malady? If we address only economic corruption and ignore the other manifestations of corruption, it is very likely there will be a relapse in a relatively short time.

Exposing the corruption in our health system is as important as exposing economic corruption. I used to think the label on Dr Bronner's Casitile soap was cool but it is also very true "Health is our wealth." Not since Senator Estes Kefauver’s has there been sincere questioning. We are 26th in longevity. It is incomprehensible that no political candidate views longevity as a legitimate campaign theme

The corruption in medicine that I document in The Hill News Advertisements and in writings like "The Vagus Nerve is a Hidden Network(But Not The Only Network" doesn't get addressed because not enough people are conscious of how their lives are affected by unethical medicine. The idea that national security prevents the publication for at least a decade of research vital to extend life and relieve suffering is criminal.

Some of my happiest days in Washington were spent at the National Institute of Health's libraries. Even though NIH is implicated in the programs I address, the libaries and the NIH websites are a wonderful means for the public to empower themselves with knowledge. It is only with citizen power that the health system will rid itself of corruption. Marcia Angell, the former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and now affiliated with Harvard University Medical School is a very good advocate for research ethics, but if you read the letters to the New Yok Review of Books opposing her, you can't help but hope she will find a way to form coalitions with the public. No special interest is more powerful than an educated public.


There is something very wrong when a country doesn't rally around

1) 150,000 veterans suffering from Gulf War Syndrome are ignored.

2) Victims of natural disasters like Katrina

3) Retired workers have their health insurance cancelled by corporations they toiled for decades

I knew there was something wrong 30 years ago when nobody cared what was happening to me. I knew something was wrong when I was hindered in my choosing physicians or lawyers . Even in 1998, when I moved to Washington, lawyers and physicians would make appointments and later cancel. I was once told by a Washington DC attorney that no firm would ever take my case because the they would have a “conflict of interest”. In reality their conflict is with the oath they took to uphold the U. S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Many people know of these programs' existence and ignore me and other victims as if they were stepping over a dead animal. Such embarrassed silence must be understood and prevented. It is the same mentality that has occurred when other victims sought assistance. I am not Anne Frank but I am not so sure that most wouldn't be ducking her phone calls or deleting her emails if she were contacting them today. It is the mentality that resulted in the uranium worker Joe Harding. the Paducah, Kentucky plutonium worker who died of stomach cancer writing just before his death "fighting Uncle Sam was like fighting a tiger with a toothpick" He was later honored posthumously by Congress. I have no need for posthumous honors or Presidential apologies when I am 80 with one foot in the grave. I have a need to tell the truth about programs that have contributed to the loss of United States values and honor. I have a need to tell the truth about programs that have taken my "health and freedom."

Next week I will be 64. I want my health and freedom.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I have significantly revised and expanded the first section of "The Vagus Nerve Is A Hidden Network(But Not The Only Hidden Network)". Since the original posting, my situation has become more difficult. If it does not improve, I will be posting more shortly about what is occurring.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


"Science will sooner or later bring the obtained objective results to our
subjective world, and will at once illuminate our mysterious nature, will explain the mechanism and vital meaning of that which eternally occupies the human mind - it's conscience, and it's tribulations."
-- I. Pavlov

The 2006 article "Does vagus nerve constitute a self-organization complexity or a 'hidden network'?", is a significant contribution to the realization of Pavlov's prediction. The authors write :

"We suggest that the vagus nerve might constitute a highly differentiated
complex system which modulates various functions. Moreover, we propose that the
vagus nerve as a complex system might participate in constitution of a
biological compartment of conscious."

My 2001 Hill News Vagus Nerve Advertisement

Although I did not use the phrase "hidden network", I discussed the importance of the vagus nerve to Chinese medicine in my 2001 Hill News advertisement, "East Meets West". . A strong argument can be made that Chinese medicine is the "highly differentiated complex system". The Chinese thousands of years ago knew much of what we are discovering today.

Daniel Brown makes a similar statement in "The Energy Body and Its Functions:Immuno-Surveillance, Longevity and Regeneration". .

"First, I believe that Western research on the immune system has
over-emphasized the biochemical signaling system and under-emphasized the
energy information signaling system, which is so much the focus of traditional
Eastern healing systems like traditional Chinese medicine and Tibetan medicine.
Modern Western energy medicine is just rediscovering an energy signaling system
first described nearly four thousand years ago and mapped out in detail about
five hundred years ago."

The Shanghai College of Medicine in Acupuncture: A Comprehensive Text further confirms the meridian system is a "hidden network". From "The Channels and Conductivity" section:

"...although the acupuncture channels are closely related to the nervous system,
it is hypothesized the channels constitute a similar, though independent system
of conduction....researchers believe that the channels comprise a kind of
conduction system, possibly distributed superficially over the body, which is
relatively independent and obeys strict rules." (Shanghai College of
Medicine, Acupuncture: A Comprehensive Text, Translated and Edited by Dan Bensky and John O'Connor.Eastland Press,1981, pg.114)

The knowledge of the substances that can obstruct this system would be invaluable to militaries and intelligence agencies who wish to render their enemies helpless. It is my opinion that the development of "nonlethal" biological weapons has been one of the goals of the involuntary human experimentation programs. which a researcher told me, over ten years ago, were no longer experiments but policy. It is also beneficial to create diseases that the average physician is incapable of making a diagnosis. In The Search For The Manchurian Candidate, John Marks wrote : "The Inspector General noted that the whole program could be compromised if an outside doctor 'made a correct diagnosis of an illness' Thus the MKULTRA program not only made some people sick but had a vested interest in keeping them from finding out what was really wrong." ( John Marks,The Search For The Manchurian Candidate, W.W. Norton & Co., pg. 106.) If Viktor Yushchencko and Alexander Litvinenko hadn't been important individuals, it is very possible, there would never have been a diagnosis. We also may never have heard of them. Moreover, even though they were familiar with the operations of intelligence agencies, neither could avoid being poisoned.

The Chinese had over 2000 years of experience learning what substances obstruct the channels. Paul Unschuld in Medicine in China refers to "The Concept of Ku" in describing one kind of poisoning. The victims were often enemies of the society: oppressors and those whose life style was judged improperly greedy. An example of the latter would have been finding possessions in the road and taking them home. In other words, finders keepers, finders weepers. Even worse than weeping: death. Paul Unschuld quotes from De Groot by Feng and Shryock in describing how the society dealt with oppressors:

"The chiefs of Yuan-chiang have handed down the method of producing ku. The
medicine is not beneficient, but is poisonous. An astonishing fact is that when
a new magistrate arrives, the people must prepare a feast to welcome him, and
they poison him then. The poison does not become effective during his term of
office, but the pupils of his eyes turn from black to blue, and his face becomes
pale and swollen. Then some months after he leaves office, his whole family
dies"(Paul U. Unschuld, Medicine In China: A History of Ideas, Berkeley.
Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1985, pg.49)

A swollen abdomen, emaciation and paranoia, some of the symptoms of Ku poisoning, show an early Chinese awareness of metabolic psychiatric disorders. Yan De-xin writes Traditional Chinese Medicine has treated diabetes for thouseands of years. "In the medical history of the world, the earliest knowledge of this disease is found in TCM." (Yan De-xin, Aging and Blood Stasis: A New TCM Approach to Geriatrics, Blue Poppy Press, Colorado, June 1995. pg. 192). Chinese medical science advanced with the development of antidotes to ku posoning.

The military and pharmaceutical companies have been the beneficiaries from programs investigating the validity and mechanisms of Chinese medicine If the research benefited from secret U. S.-Chinese military agreements, this possibility needs to be investigated. To the extent that Chinese medicine has received the U. S. Government's seal of approval, the public has also benefited, but it is a benefit that should never been necessary.The reality is the public should should never have been deprived the benefits of Chinese medicine In the early 19th century Franklin Bache, Benjamin Franklin's great-grandson, practiced acupuncture. How acupuncture and homeopathy disappeared is an article for another time. My concern is the slow reappearance of complementary medicine in the post World War II era. What was known? When was it known? Why has knowledge been hidden? Who has benefited and who will benefit?


"The vagus nerve (pronounced /ˈveɪˌgəs/) (VĀ-gəs) (also called pneumogastric nerve or cranial nerve X) is the tenth of twelve paired cranial nerves, and is the only nerve that starts in the brain stem (within the medulla oblongata) and extends, through the jugular foramen, down below the head, to the neck, chest and abdomen, where it contributes to the innervation of the viscera."

Medical studies have demonstrated the vagus nerve's connection to the following diseases and conditions: cancer, Alzheimer's, diabetes, depression, schizophrenia, immune system disorders, heart disease, obesity, loss of memory, and hiccups. In 1999 I saw a small article in The New York Times "Slowing the Heart, Extending the Life" It quoted Dr. Lauer, a Cleveland Institutes's cardiologist, that there was "no treatment for abnormalities of the vagal system". I knew this to be wrong. I knew Chinese medicine treated the vagus nerve.In 1968, in the Handbook of Auricular Therapy, P. Nogier whom the Chinese consider as the father of modern auricular acupuncture was one of the first major acupuncturists to discuss the treatment of the vagus nerve. Today, there are many acupuncture and Chinese herbal books that discuss treatment of the vagus nerve.

I was first told about the suspected connection between Chinese Medicine and the vagus nerve in 1975 when I was traveling throughout the United States and much of Europe seeking medical assistance. Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) had cured me the previous year of a disease that literally affected me from head to foot. The doctor who cured me refused to tell me what disease I had had. She referred to it as "Chinese kidney". When I pressed her for a Western name for the disease, All she would say was I would find my way. To me this sounded like a saying from a fortune cookie and not what I would expect from a physician. I began to worry that I would become sick again.


In 1974, I was congested with mucus, suffered from headaches, had chronic sore throats and irregular bowels. My physician who was director of immunology at a leading New York hospital began an antibiotic treatment(Tetracycline) for what he described as low grade infection. He also tested for an allergy condition that have been affecting my immune system. Some of the symptoms disappeared with Tetracycline, but reappeared within days after discontinuing the medication. After the first Tetracycline prescription, I thought I was cured. My sexual energy improved greatly. In 1974, it was very difficult confiding to a physician sexual difficulties. Impotency was considered psychosomatic.

In the ensuing months my tongue became very swollen and painful. I began to have difficulty talking and my ears and sinuses became blocked with mucus. My urine was scanty In a few months I was hardly urinating and I became extremely constipated. My constipation was so severe, lasting more than a week that I could relate to Eric Erickson's thought that constipation was like a pregnancy. At times, my urethra was so swollen I needed to use a urethra suppository. I was having pains throughout my upper and lower back. I had constant headaches and extreme facial pain. The physician sent me for consultations to various specialists: a neurologist for slipped disc possibility, a urologist for my problems with urination(cystoscope) and gastroenterologist for my bowel problems(upper GI series, barium enema).ear nose and throat specialist for a possible deviated septum. The latter provided a few hours temporary relief by opening my sinuses. None of the physicians were able to provide a diagnosis and had no idea on how to alleviate the symptoms. With pains literally from head to feet, I began an exploration of alternative medicine: acupuncture and chiropractic.

During my journeys throughout the United States and much of Europe trying to understand what disease I had had, Chinese physicians and academics told me it was their belief that much of Chinese medicine could be explained by the vagus nerve. At that time I knew nothing about the vagus nerve One time this knowledge was confided to me after an acupuncture treatment in the acupuncturist's consultation room. Another time, this was told to me in the middle of an acupuncture treatment as the acupuncturist inserted needles in my back. At that time I had no idea what the vagus nerve was and had no idea how important the vagus nerve was to my health. Neither did any of the Western physicians I spoke with. They felt the Chinese physicians were "playing doctor".

I will write more in future posts about my experiences with western and complementary medicine and the physicians who treated me. I will state it is my experience human experimentation programs took place in doctor's offices and hospitals as well in public establishments: restaurants, hotels, trains etc. The programs continue today. They are no longer experiments. They are policy.


Captain Paul E. Tyler in "The Electromagnetic Spectrum in Low-Intensity Conflict" states "that electromagnetic radiation has been reported in the literature to induce or enhance the effects of acupuncture". ((Lt Col. David J. Dean, Editor,Low-Intensity Conflict and Modern Technology. Air University Press, 1986, pg. 250)

In The Complete Book of Chinese Health and Healing:Guarding the Three Treasures(Shambhala, Boston 1995. pg.159), Daniel Reid writes:"The electromagnetic nature of human energy has been recognized by

traditional Chinese medicine and Taoist alchemy for at least 5000 years and as
recorded in the Internal Medical Classic over 2000 years ago. This energy was to
flow through human body via a complex network of channels(mai), meridians(jing)
and capillaries(luo). "

Reinhold Voll, a physician I visited in 1975 in Germany, believed Chinese meridian theory could be explained by understanding the mouth, especially the temporal mandibular joint and teeth. According to Voll, each tooth represented an organ(s) e. g. heart, liver, kidney,lungs, spleen- pancreas. Voll diagnosed and treated with electromagnetic radiation and homeopathic remedies. During the 1960's and 1970's he taught American dentists and was a leading developer of the field of biological dentistry.

Three Descriptions of Reinhold Voll's Research

Reinhold Voll, utilized:

"electronic devices to diagnose and treat for several decades. These devices are
founded upon the electromagnetic fields of the body and the acupuncture points and meridians. On a meter these instruments measure the degrees of bioelectric resistance at acupuncture test points. On a meter these instruments measure tiny degrees of bioelectric resistance acupuncture test points. On a meter thinstruments can depict organ weakness, excess, and degeneration with a precision and clarity..."
(Clark Manning and Louis Vanrenen, Bioenergetic Medicines East and West:
Acupuncture and Homeopathy, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California pg. 232

"In the 1950s, Renihold Voll, M.D. of Germany,
discovered that each tooth in the mouth relates to a specific acupuncture
meridian. Using his electroacupuncture biofeedback technique, he found that if a
tooth became infected or diseased, the organ on the same meridian could also
become unhealthy. He found that the opposite held true as well, that dysfunction
in a specific organ could lead to a problem in a corresponding tooth"(From
Alternative Medicine, The Definitive Guide, by the Burton Goldberg Group, 1994)

"R. Voll: used electrodermal measurements in the early 50's and
found that specific acupuncture points on the hand related to specific autonomic
ganglis.Was able to establish first list of environmental toxins found in
ganglsi noninvasively and also found effective antidotes."(Dietrich Klinghardt
MD,PhD.,Toxicity of Autonomic Ganglia and Plexi: Diagnosis and Treatment. 23rd
AnnualInternational Symposium on Man and his Environment, Dallas, Texas, June
9-12, 2005.)

My View of Reinhold Voll's Research

Reinhold Voll was a significant researcher who correlated Chinese medicine with homeopathy. I do not know whether Reinhold Voll participated in United States military and medical research but I believe his ideas influenced post World War II military-medical knowledge and policy. Although I do not know whether Voll was directly involved in the development of the programs that discombobulate and render victim's helpless, I believe his ideas were utilized in developing torture programs. Germany was involved with electromagnetic radiation decades before World War II. In fact, after Germany's defeat, the United States in Operation Paperclip placed those with knowledge of radar high on the list of occupations to recruit.

I remember visiting his office and reading citations and awards from international medical organizations. I also remember seeing a chronology of his career on the wall of his waiting room with the World War II years left blank. Voll knew significantly more about me than I had told him. He made disparaging remarks about me to an acquaintance and seemed to know much about my background including knowledge that my father was a famous western physician.

Voll taught American dentists how to treat temporomandibular joint syndrome(TMJ). He understood the effect of radiation on the jaw and the effect of toxins on health. It is highly likely he understood the effect of radiation and toxins on the vagus nerve. There is no doubt he understood the immune system in which the vagus nerve plays a major role. Though he did not practice Traditional Chinese Medicine, he was a healer who utilized Chinese medical theory. There is also no doubt he understood the effects of toxins on the hypothalamus and pituitary, two endocrine entities that the National Institute of Health (NIH ) concluded in 1996 were affected by acupuncture. Was Voll aware of the effect of environmental toxins in the development of diseases and conditions that are of concern today? Schizophrenia? Diabetes? Cancer? Dementia? Impotency?

I argued in "American Guinea Pig: My Struggle for Health and Freedom" that one of the purposes of MKULTRA was to understand the effects of toxins. I linked to an interview John Marks did with Victor Cohn, a George Washington University professor of pharmacology. It is my view the experiments were conducted to advance medical knowledge as well as to develop effective biological weapons. The cooperation between the military and the medical academic community did not begin with Guantanamo and if we had not been negligent in failing to address these ethical issues, there might never been a Guantanamo. If there were a President George W. Bush, his administration might have been quite different.

Radiation to the jaw can be a very unpleasant experience. At times your lower teeth can press against your upper teeth with force. For a period in the mid 1990's, sometimes when I ate my teeth would strike against each other with extreme force. This repeated until a tooth was knocked out. Perhaps, this is one of the reason the detainees at Guantanamo requested a dentist Since 1996, an attack on my mouth has occurred many times, often resulting in the loss of a tooth and an accompanying dysfunctional state. It is my belief an exploited dysfunctional vagus nerve can result in the "Learned Helplessness" condition that Jane Mayer mentions in her July 14, 2008 Harpers' interview with Scott Horton. is a good introduction to some of Reinhold Voll's ideas.


I believe the knowledge that electromagnetic radiation injures the vagus nerve has been known for years The following quote is from Captain Paul E. Tyler's essay in Low Intensity Conflict and Modern Technology

"Using relatively low-level RFR, it may be possible to sensitize large military groups to extremely dispersed amounts of biological or chemical agents to which the unirradiated population would be immune.(1) "

Captain Tyler is quoting from a 1982 Air Force review of biotechnology. The vagus nerve is not named, but it is obvious the military was aware of the effect of radiation on immunity. It is very possible this knowledge was gathered from the 1970's Guinea Pig vagus nerve experiments I have tried to expose. It was only in 2000 that Kevin J. Tracey published his work describing the vagus nerves importance to immunity.

There appears to be a significant delay in publishing the research and most likely this is because much of this research has been viewed as potentially militarily important. Top Secret classifications delayed the publication of health information that could have significantly advanced medical knowledge. In Chinese medicine the immune system correlates with the Chinese concept of protective qi, the individual's body armor against disease. is a good discussion of the Chinese concept of qi. The United States electromagnetic radiation and biological programs have the ability to affect all types of qi.

Two months ago I spoke briefly with Dr, Tracey and mentioned briefly Chinese Medicine's concept of protective qi which he told me he knew nothing about. I found Dr. Tracey very open and receptive to discussion. I do have a problem, that he and other researchers involved with the vagus nerve, enteric nervous system, spleen-pancreas and hypothalamus have told me they do not know anything about Chinese medicine. The Chinese copy our DVDs and we copy their medicine, a 21st century quid pro quo.


Pavlov:s Dream is being realized. The question is does achieving this great dream justify the means that are being utilized? Could this dream have been accomplished without excessive secrecy and unethical human experimentation? Did top secret classifications delay the publication of health information that significantly advanced medical knowledge. Throughout my research I have been concerned with two questions. What was known? When was it known? The military's relationship to post World War II medical research has never been sufficiently addressed. Those who are concerned about physicians cooperating with unethical programs in Guantanamo must realize this is not a recent phenomena. I agree with Jane Mayer when she states the torture programs will not be exposed because:

"keymembers of Congress sanctioned this program, so many of those who might
ordinarily be counted on to lead the charge are themselves compromised." (Scott
Horton Interview with Jane Mayer, Harpers, July 14, 2008)

However, it is not just the Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib detainee programs that key members have sanctioned. It is not just Congress. It involves key institutions that form our society: academic, religious, corporate, medical and legal. The Bush Administration did not begin these programs. They carried them forward. Significant involuntary human experimentation programs lasted decades before they were exposed. How and why are the important questions?


I am 63. Until recently, I have felt I would regain my health and freedom and discover what type of human being I am. Now after years of struggling for my health and freedom I feel I am justified in making the statement, "The United States human experimentation programs and torture/disease programs have taken my life." My future is only in explaining these programs.

"East Meets West" was one of my first Hill News Advertisements. It was intended to establish my credibility and help me attain my health and freedom. Seven years later, I am still seeking what may very well be the "impossible dream". The Vagus Nerve is a Hidden Network(But Not The Only Hidden Network) was written three months ago. Since the writing, my vagus nerve and hypothalamus have been re-injured. The United States cerebral cortex programs are the 21st century equivalent of Gulags and concentration camps. They do not just take place in Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib or secret prisons. They take place in open global society. Such is their power. As I wrote in "American Guinea Pig: My Struggle for Health and Freedom"

"It doesn't matter if you are in a taxi on Rockville Pike or Sukhumvit
Road in Bangkok, Thailand ; your apartment in Washington D C or your hotel in
London, England ; an internet cafe in Hong Kong or a library in Washington D.C.
As an old time taxi cab driver in 1970 said to me, describing the violence to
cabbies in Boston , Massachusetts ,"if they're going to get you, they're going
to get you." Neither Gandhi nor Dr. King would have succeeded if the climate had
been as repressive. The threat of an unchanging sterile society is very

They result in a victim becoming Ignored, Isolated and Injured. Every essential aspect of personal freedom is infringed. I can document my medical and legal experiences. I need the reader's assistance.

All legitimate victims need the reader's assistance.

Commentaries on "Does vagus nerve constitute a self-organization complexity or a 'hidden network'?" may be viewed at .

(Hidden Network is the first of a series of posts discussing the military medical complex and my view that medical knowledge is delayed by "national security" concerns from benefiting the public)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


With the suicide of Fort Detrick scientist Bruce E. Ivins, I am reprinting my January 23, 2002 Hill News Ad, "FORT DETRICK'S LACK OF SECURITY IS OLD NEWS" I placed this ad when the Washington Post in a January 21, 2002 news story,"Army Lost Track of Anthrax Bacteria; Specimens at Md.'s Fort Detrick May Have Been Misplaced or Stolen", implicated Fort Detrick in the anthrax attacks. I hoped I could provoke Congressional and journalist investigations by showing that Congress 25 years before had implicated Fort Detrick. The fact is the Anthrax investigation has been poorly handled for 30 years. Both Congress and journalists have been lax in providing oversight of United State's biological programs.
Ad Placed in The Hill Wednesday January 23, 2002

In 1977, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in "Testing And Uses of Chemical and Biological Agents by the Intelligence Community" stated: "MKNAOMI, the Fort Detrick CIA project, provides another example where efforts to protect the security of agency activities overwhelmed administrative controls. No written records of the transfer of agents such as anthrax or shellfish toxin were kept, 'because of the sensitivity of the area and the desire to keep any possible use of materials like this recordless'. (Sidney Gottlieb testimony, 10/18/75. Hearings., Vol. 1. p. 51.) The result was that the Agency had no way of determining what materials were on hand, and could not be certain whether delivery systems such as dart guns, or deadly substances such as cobra venom had been issued to the field." The present political climate makes it difficult if not impossible to address past or present chemical and biological programs. Attorneys, Journalists, Physicians, Legislators, Citizens, your help is needed. Richard Perlman Citizens Against Human Experimentation

Testing and Use of Chemical and Biological Agents by the Intelligence Community" is available at I am quoting from pg. 85 _______________________________________________________________________ The following is the advertisement I would have run in The Hill, if my rates had not been significantly increased. An ability to place advertisements in a newspaper read by Congress was an important part of my strategy to protect myself and achieve credibility.


During my years in Washington, 1998-2003, researching and attempting to promote examinations of the United States post World War II biological programs, I contacted many Congressional offices and journalists. No Congressional legislative aide or journalist would meet with me to discuss any of the issues I raised in my Hill Advertisements. Today, some academics and journalists acknowledge I am a good researcher. That comment and 50 cents might buy a day old strudel. It will not make our institutions effective. It will not help me resolve my personal difficulties.

Among the offices I contacted were Rep Bart Stupak's office and Senator Daschle's office. The former commenting on the lack of security in the biodefense research programs stated after Ivin's suicide "We are putting America at more risk, not less risk"("Anthrax Case Renews Questions on Bioterror Effort "(New York Times 8/03/08) In an August 2nd Associated Press story, "Suicide latest twist in 7-year anthrax mystery", former Senator Tom Daschle, whose office received an envelope containing anthrax, stated:

"I think the FBI owes us a complete accounting of their investigation and ought
to be able to tell us at some point, how we're going to bring this to
closure,... "It's been seven years, there's a lot of unanswered questions and I
think the American people deserve to know more than they do today....We need to
know exactly how Mr. Ivins was involved, if he was involved, how this relates to
the case and information that so far has been withheld from the American people
ought to be provided, And I think it should be soon."

I once met Senator Daschle on a Saturday afternoon in the basement of Chevy Chase Center while he was waiting for his wife. I briefly told him about the biological programs I believed I was a victim of and he said he would have someone in his office call me. Someone on the following Monday afternoon did page me. Sherry Temgel and I chatted for about 15 minutes and Ms. Temgel said she would get back to me. Months later, when I called Senator Daschle's office, I was told there was no one by the name of Sherry Temgel. This was very strange because she had paged me and I remember calling Senator Daschle's office number. Maybe, he will remember who he told call me. I don't think Senator Dashchle was guilty of a Congressional brush off, but the time when an ordinary citizen's concern becomes heard in Washington probably occurs as often as a citizen wins the Powerball lottery.


Congress also owes us a complete accounting why there have not been follow-up investigations to determine why their original concerns about Fort Detrick's lack of security had not been addressed. Congress has not provided satisfactory oversight. If activist citizens like me were not given the standard polite Congressional brush off, many of the embarrassments and outrages of the past 10 years might have been avoided. I like Senator Daschle but when it comes to addressing United States biological programs, there are no good guys.

P. S. The FBI was able to identify that the anthrax came from Bruce Ivin's laboratory doesn't 100% prove he was the perpetrator. It may prove the FBI is capable of hounding and provoking suicide. There would be greater faith in the FBI and other agency's accusations if these agencies were consistently ethical in their investigations. In the August 10 New York Times, William J. Broad and Sxott Shane provide a good description of the FBI's hounding of Anthrax suspects. "Anthrax Case Had Costs for Suspects".

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Nicholas Kristof is correct that United States should have a Truth Commission:
"The first step of accountability isn’t prosecutions. Rather, we need a national Truth Commission to lead a process of soul searching and national cleansing."

It is important we begin the process immediately. Otherwise, we will soon need to add "Reconciliation" to the name of the commission. Where I disagree with Nicolas Kristof is the assumption all our problems began with this Bush administration and will end with the election of a new president. It is my belief the torture and interrogation programs developed from the United States post World War II human experimentation programs. There are American victims who need to be heard. Torture is a bipartisn policy.

The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission occurred after significant regime change. Is Barack Obama the agent for our change? His FISA vote is not promising. State Senators are not chosen to give the keynote address at a national political convention unless they have powerful establishment credentials. Still, "The Audacity of Hope" was a great speech, one that gives hope that Barack Obama may understand the need for "truth and reconciliation."

Monday, June 30, 2008


In "Apathy", my Feb. 7, 2008 posting, I wrote: "I am presently in a very bad situation which I will write about in future posts. It's deja vu all over again." It was not my intention for the future to be 4 months, Like many victims, I was just wishing my problems would go away. Instead I have been tortured severely and my vagus nerve and hypothalamus appear to have been re-injured. I had hoped I had reached a stage in my life when events like this would no longer happen. I am disappointed that the many people I contacted would offer no assistance: legislators, attorneys, journalists, physicians, clergy. Among these are well-known academics and journalists who have stated and written that I am a good researcher but when the going got tough, they got going. This has been my experience since I realized I had major problems 30+ years ago. As long as there is official denial of these programs and pathological apathy amongst the public, these programs will prosper. During his presidency, Jimmy Carter referred to "a crisis of of confidence affecting our society". Today this malaise is malignant and threatens our democracy.

I had hoped by showing restraint and by not being overly confrontational, my problems would go away. By not blogging I have made my situation much worse. The meek become meeker. The road to medical programs affecting hundreds of thousands of citizens(GAO figure) has been filled with people who gave our government the benefit of the doubt. There are reasons why human experimentation programs have lasted decades before they are exposed.


Joe Harding was not a human experimentation victim but his death from exposure to plutonium was covered up."Stricken with cancer, his body mottled with painful sores, uranium worker Joe Harding picked up a pen for a final postscript to his nine-year struggle against the U.S.-owned factory he blamed for his fatal illness. "It is absolutely futile," he wrote just before his 1980 death, "like fighting a tiger with a toothpick. Two decades later, Harding is being proclaimed a "Cold War hero" by the same government that brushed aside his claims of dangerous radiation inside the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in western Kentucky."(Washington Post, 8/11/99).


We would not have some of the national policy embarrassments we have today if the public had been more involved. Many of the Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib interrogation techniques originated with the programs I address. Significant health research originated from these programs but there has been unwarranted delays releasing this knowledge? One example is the 1996 NIH acknowledgment of the effectiveness of acupuncture upon the hypothalamus and pituitary. I believe that knowledge was known as early as 1980, if not before, How could there be a computer blackberry age if carpal tunnel syndrome and the possibility of more serious illnesses were acknowledged? I believe knowledge about the harmful effects of mobiles are buried in these programs as well as the harmful effects of other toxins.


I would be helped greatly if the readers of this blog would file FOIA requests regarding the programs I have blogged about. I have no problem being an open book and would appreciate help attaining all my files to establish my credibility in order to better defend myself and expose these programs. An inspection of my legal and medical records will validate my claims In addition, my father, Bernard Harold Perlman was a very well known New York City physician, a former president of the New York Cardiological society. a New York City deputy commissioner of health. His patients included New York's political and religious elite. I will not name them out of respect for physician-patient confidentiality, but in his position as physician and implementer of health policies, it is very possible he knew about these programs, In future posts, I will provide the names of my physicians including some of those involved with toxins and electromagnetic radiation. Unlike many victims, my physicians in the early 1970's were involved with electromagnetic radiation, toxins, hypothalamus and vagus nerve research. Some published their research.

My hope is not with the the journalists, attorneys, or the members of congress I have communicated with over the past 15+ years. The solution is with you, the Netizen community. If presidential candidates can raise millions for their campaigns on the Internet, victims should be able to protect themselves. This is not just about me. This also applies to individuals like the Canadian citizen who has been prevented from returning to Canada from Sudan.
Netizen civic responsibility should not be a feel good enterprise. It requires an effort: people becoming involved, not just with causes but with each other. . In an ideal post 9/11 world, our government should be as open as it is asking its citizens to be.

I would like to avoid Joes Harding's fate. FOIA helps level the playing field. Congressional or presidential post humous apologies are the equivalent of a of a "hardy handshake" in WC Fields' "The Bank Dick". There is a pattern to react with indignation to crimes we learn about 20 years too late, The same indignation must be voiced at today's crimes


Soon, it may become too late to expose the United States' post World War II Medical programs. Many of the researchers and victims will have passed. These programs influenced the world we live in today. The post World War II period is the innocent child that has resulted in George Bush, the Patriot Act, and large increases in Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and diabetes . It is becoming evident that some of the "nonlethal" biological programs may be exposed soon. Only if citizens become involved will the truth triumph over disinformation. The recent Pentagon FOIA release "Bioeffects of Selected Nonlethal Weapons", , raises many questions which I will be blogging about in future posts. I will also provide more chronology on my experiences the past 4 months.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


"American Guinea Pig: My Struggle for Health and Freedom", the first entry in this blog, is an introduction to my experiences and is no where near the full story. American Guinea Pig was written months before Katherine Shrader of the AP reported the NSA monitoring Doctors and Lawyers relationships with suspected terrorists. ("DOJ : NSA Could've Monitored Lawyers' Calls" AP 3/25/2006). In one of my last Hill ads before I departed Washington, I summed up my experiences in an advertisement : "Attorney Wanted: Accused Terrorists Are Not The Only Ones Without Representation"(The Hill 12/11/2002).

I should have included physicians in the advertisement. In post World War II United States human experimentation research programs, there is a long history in monitoring physician- guinea pig relationships. In fact, an argument can be made that the technologies utilized in today's monitoring originated with these programs. In The Search For The Manchurian Candidate, John Marks wrote : "The Inspector General noted that the whole program could be compromised if an outside doctor 'made a correct diagnosis of an illness' Thus the MKULTRA program not only made some people sick but had a vested interest in keeping them from finding out what was really wrong." ( W.W. Norton & Co., pg. 106.) A look at the files of MKULTRA confirms that from the very beginning, a high priority was placed on the development of monitoring techniques.


Physicians go along with the human experimentation programs, an unpleasant necessity of doing business. How else can the longevity of these programs be explained? Many times when I lived in Washington DC 1998-2003, physicians would cancel appointments, even those I met socially who had invited me to call their office. Even when I could successfully have an appointment with a physician, he would refer me to another physician who would refuse me an appointment. One of my biggest disappointments is not finding a physician who would understand the importance of taking a stand and speaking out.

In the sidebar, "My Father's Estate" I address some of the difficulties I have had retaining attorneys It is obvious that it is the government and not my father who is worried about me with money. I don't believe my father in the last hours of his life, when he could neither speak nor sign his name, used hand signals to change his will. If this had been his intention, I am sure he would have done this months or years before. The government is not just in bedrooms but in the dyings' hospital rooms


In American Guinea Pig, I write about interference with my relationship with .doctors and lawyers but the reality is there is total monitoring. There are few relationships that are not within the Government's reach. What is shocking is the ease that all these activities are accomplished. It is impossible to network to protect yourself. "Ignore, isolate and injure" is the mo of these programs whether you are in the United States or in London, Beijing, Sydney or Seoul. Many of those in Europe, Asia, Oceania who claim to be victims believe they have been victims for decades. It is not just attorneys and physicians who have failed the victims but also journalists, legislators, clergy as well as their fellow citizens. To understand how this total control of an individual is accomplished is as important as exposing the individual programs.

It is important to recognize that the global aspects of these programs were addressed by Congress and Presidential Commissions in the 1970's. In "Testing and Use of Biological and Chemical Agents by the Intelligence Community", the U. S. Senate wrote about the international structure of the MKULTRA program: " The development, testing, and use of chemical and biological agents by intelligence agencies raises serious questions about the relationship between the intelligence community and foreign governments, other agencies of the Federal Government, and other institutions and individuals." This quote is relevant in helping to understand the evolution of the anti-terrorist programs, especially the cooperation between intelligence agencies in torture and rendition programs.


1975, 1980 and 1996, I left the United States to first seek medical treatment and in later years to try to escape the United States Programs which I have found as likely to be successful as avoiding death and taxes They are global, so global that no longer can they be considered solely United States programs. Renditions could not have occurred without the consent of significant members of the global community. Neither could (the cerebral cortex behavioral modification mind control programs) I address.

My strategy during the past 15 years has been to look forward and be willing to forget the past. Let bygones bygones. I think most guinea pigs feel this way. Unlike many victims, my physicians in the early 1970's were involved with electromagnetic radiation, toxins, hypothalamus and vagus nerve research. Some published their research. An inspection of my legal and medical records will validate my claims Except for a couple of instances, I have never named an individual. physician, lawyer, legislator, clergy etc whom I have interacted with. I have been willing to forgive those who have knowledge about my suffering. even those who participated in my suffering. What is troubling is no one seems to realize these programs contaminate our society. These programs are not about guinea pigs; they are about us.

Thursday, February 7, 2008


The article "Apathy and Pituitary Disease: It Has Nothing to Do With Depression" describes many of the physical and emotional symptoms that I have experienced over the past 35+ years. Ten years ago, when I lived in the Washington DC area, I was told by a physician who refused me treatment that Cushing's syndrome was the "likely" experiment. In American Guinea Pig: My Struggle for Health and Freedom(my first blog entry) I allude to apathy in my Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and my University of Iowa Writers Workshop experiences. In fact, there are many parallels between the symptoms described in this study and those I have described in my writings: impotence, enlargement of chest, abdominal distension, loss of energy etc. The mind control programs disfigure and discombobulate and very likely many of the victims suffer from hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysfunction.

Do our citizens suffer from pathological apathy? What other diagnosis can explain the longevity of many of the human expeirmentation programs before they are exposed?
I once knew a fellow who wrote a pornographic novel. At his publishing party, he autographed the books " I couldn't have done it without you." Well the government couldn't have done these programs without the American public. For me, the issue of not obtaining the assistance of my fellow citizens is as big an issue as the government's efforts to deny me my health and freedom. I am presently in a very bad situation which I will write about in future posts. It's deja vu all over again.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


At the end of a recent Newsday article, "The Killing of Kitty Genovese",,0,313222,full.story, there is a very good Stanley Milgram quote: "The case touched on a fundamental issue of the human condition, our primordial nightmare,'' Milgram said. "If we need help, will those around us stand around and let us be destroyed or will they come to our aid? Are those other creatures out there to help us sustain our life and values, or are we individual flecks of dust just floating around in a vacuum?''
Imagine what might have been if people throughout the world were more involved with each other and their societies. In the United States, would there have been a miltary medical industrial complex conducting involuntary human experimentation programs? "We have identified hundreds of radiological, chemical and biological tests and experiments in which hundreds of thousands of people were used as test subjects." (Congressional Testimony of Frank C, Conahan of GAO The knowledge that most citizens would not become involved(Kitty Genovese) or obey orders if they might think of becoming involved(Milgram's Yale obedience experiments) gave a green light to the growth of human and social experimentation programs.
To fully understand how "pathological apathy" affects everyone: Would 2007 United States citizen longevity be tied for 26th at 77.9 years as compared to # 1 Japan at 82.3 years if the American public were as involved with their own health as they are with professional sports? All presidential candidates have health proposals but no candidate considers citizens' life expectancy a winning issue.
If the importance of Stanley Milgram's work were fully understood, I wouldn't be an American Guinea Pig struggling at 62 for my health and freedom. The challenge is: In the Internet age, do we remain "flecks of dust just floating around in a vacuum"?

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007



In 1994, at the time of the exposure of the radiation testing program, U.S. News And World Reports published an article about the victims of previous programs: "MKULTRA. Most victims have never been informed by the government of the nature of the experiments they were subjected to or, in some cases, even fact that they were subjects. In a 1977 hearing, then CIA director Stansfield Turner said he found the experiments 'abhorrent' and promised that the CIA would find and notify the people used in the tests. Turner last week insisted that 'they found everyone they possibly could find.' But internal memos and depositions taken from CIA officials in a lawsuit against the agency in the 1980s reveal that of the hundreds of experimental subjects used in the CIA's mind-control program, code-named MKULTRA, only 14 were ever notified and only one was compensated -- for $15,000."

This policy is addressed in CIA Director Stansfield Turner's letter to Senator Inouye and the CIA General Counsel's letter to the President of Johns Hopkins University. In his letter to Senator Inouye, Stansfield Turner wrote, "I believe we all have a moral obligation to these researchers and institutions to protect them from any unjustified embarrassment or damage to their reputations which revelation of their identities might bring. In addition, I have a legal obligation under the Privacy Act not to publicly disclose the names of he individual resarchers without their consent." The fact is, as a consequence of this policy, the MKULTRA programs could continue if no one could identify the victims, the universities or the researchers. Despite Presidential commissions, Senate and House hearings, the United States has never attempted to locate, compensate, heal and rehabilitate victims.