Allan Memorial Institute

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This article is about the medical facility. For the mansion it occupies, see Ravenscrag, Montreal.
Allan Memorial Institute
McGill University Health Centre
Hugh Allan House 01.jpg
Allan Memorial Institute is located in Montreal
Allan Memorial Institute
Location in Montreal
Geography
Location Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°30′21″N 73°34′56″W / 45.5059°N 73.5821°W / 45.5059; -73.5821Coordinates: 45°30′21″N 73°34′56″W / 45.5059°N 73.5821°W / 45.5059; -73.5821
Organization
Care system RAMQ (Quebec medicare)
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university McGill University Faculty of Medicine
Services
Speciality Psychiatry
History
Founded 1940
Links
Lists Hospitals in Canada

The Allan Memorial Institute (AMI; also known colloquially as "The Allan") is located on the slope of Mount Royal by McGill University's campus in what was then the Golden Square Mile in Montreal, Quebec. It is named in memory of Sir Hugh Allan, whose former mansion, Ravenscrag, it occupies.

The Institute houses the Psychiatry Department of the Royal Victoria Hospital, part of the McGill University Health Centre. Although currently a respected psychiatric hospital, the Institute is also known for its darker role in the CIA's Project MKUltra, an initiative to develop drug-induced mind control. MKUltra experimentation was undertaken in the Institute between 1957 and 1964 by its founding director Donald Ewen Cameron.

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