Allan Memorial Institute

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Allan Memorial Institute
Institut Allan Memorial
McGill University Health Centre
Hugh Allan House 01.jpg
Allan Memorial Institute is located in Montreal
Allan Memorial Institute
Location in Montreal
Geography
LocationMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°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 systemRAMQ (Quebec medicare)
Hospital typeTeaching
Affiliated universityMcGill University Faculty of Medicine
Services
SpecialityPsychiatry
History
Founded1940
Links
ListsHospitals in Canada

The Allan Memorial Institute (AMI; French: Institut Allan Memorial), also known colloquially as "The Allan", is a psychiatric hospital and research institute located at 1025 Pine Avenue West in Montreal, Quebec.[1] It is situated on the slope of Mount Royal near McGill University's campus in what was the Golden Square Mile of Montreal. It is named in memory of Sir Hugh Allan, whose former mansion, Ravenscrag, it occupies.[2]

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 at the Institute between 1957 and 1964 by its founding director, Donald Ewen Cameron.

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