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Dr. Gerald D. Klee, psychiatrist

Dr. Gerald D. Klee, psychiatrist

Dr. Gerald D. Klee, a retired psychiatrist who was an LSD expert and participated in its experimentation on volunteer servicemen at several military installations in the 1950s, died Sunday of complications after surgery at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.

The longtime Timonium resident was 86.

Dr. Klee made headlines in 1975 when he confirmed published reports that the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Psychiatric Institute had been involved in secret research between 1956 and 1959, when hundreds of Army soldiers were given LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide.

He said that in addition to LSD, the Army was also experimenting with other...