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CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 28, 1975
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(Studio) Army suspends LSD testing program.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(No location given) Army suspends LSD tests to study program's history. 585 soldiers took LSD. Film shows soldiers after being given LSD. Dr. Van Sim has run program since 1956. In 1951, Sim charged with drug misuse and false rpting. of drug use. Asked to leave Memorial Clinic in Olympia, WA.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Olympia, WA) Sim was taking Demerol there and writing false reports about it. 1 doctor says he was asked to leave for fear of abuse and criticism.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(DC) No harm to his patients, though erratic behavior noted. Sim said he took pain killer for 6 mos. due to back pain; says he left clinic on his own. Army to investigate.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Mudd, Roger;
Stahl, Lesley

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