Its early Saturday, but its Saturday, so here is the answer.
You all go this guy from the start. You couldn't seem to go too deeply into him, but maybe there is a reason....he was involved with mind-control experiments with the CIA. I'd venture to say that he kept his own mind as fortified as he possibly could.
The man in the photo is Dr. Ewen Cameron. As C. Cat aptly noted, he is like a Jekyll and Hyde personality. He certainly looks to be a nice guy, and he had the whole world fooled. Maybe he really was a nice guy who lost his mind. Perhaps he did help many people early in his career, but in the end, he did some really atrocious experiments on people.
He did marry and had three sons and one daughter, but that is all I can find about his personal life.
His Wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Ewen_Cameron
Camerons experiments, known as MK-ULTRA subproject 68, were partially funded by the CIA and the Canadian government, and are widely known for their use of LSD, barbiturates, and amphetamines on patients. In the media, they were known as the mind control studies done at McGill and were reported as a brainwashing conspiracy from the CIA and the Canadian government. (This was around the same time that the Nazi scientist - who had been doing similarly horrible experiments in the concentration camps - were brought to the U.S. in Operation Paperclip.
Cameron had been hoping to correct schizophrenia by erasing existing memories and reprogramming the psyche. His experiments included electroshock (30-40 times the normal power and much more frequently), sensory deprivation, drug induced comas, and psychic driving (recorded messages played over and over). The results left many patients in a child-like mental state, even years after the experiments were finalized. Most patients who had entered the institute for minor problems such as anxiety disorders and postpartum depression; many suffered permanent debilitation after these treatments. Many lawsuits of victims have been recently settled.
The experiments done at McGill were part of the larger MK-ULTRA project led by Sidney Gottlieb of the CIA. In 1963, the year in which MK-ULTRA ended, the CIA compiled all the research into a torture manual called the Kubark Counterintelligence Interrogation Handbook. Yes, a torture manual that would eventually define the agencys interrogation methods and training programs throughout the developing world.
Cameron discovered that "once a subject entered an amnesiac, somnambulistic state, they would become hypersensitive to suggestion". In other words they could be brainwashed. The CIA became aware of Cameron's research and in 1957 Cameron was recruited by Allen Dulles, Director of the CIA, to run Project MKULTRA. Documents released in 1977 show that MKULTRA was a "mind control" program. As it was illegal for the CIA to conduct operations on American soil, Cameron was forced to carry out his experiments at the Allan Memorial Institute in Canada. The CIA arranged funding via Cornell University in New York.
Naomi Klein states in her book The Shock Doctrine that Cameron's research and his contribution to MKUltra were not about mind control and brainwashing, but "to design a scientifically based system for extracting information from 'resistant sources.' In other words, torture." She then cites Alfred W. McCoy: "Stripped of its bizarre excesses, Cameron's experiments, building upon Donald O. Hebb's earlier breakthrough, laid the scientific foundation for the CIA's two-stage psychological torture method."