Dr. William Tarver Harvey, 73, of San Antonio, Texas, and a native of Liberty, 73, died May 4, 2011, of a heart attack in San Antonio.
A memorial service will be held at the U.S. Air Force Academy in the near future.
Dr. Harvey was the son of Cordelia Williams and Thomas Elijah “E.T.” Harvey.
He earned his undergraduate degree and wings at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Soon after, he became a physician, earning his M.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University. He spent much of his career with NASA, focusing on the medical challenges to humans in space.
A seasoned traveler, in his time he saw the entire world. After retirement, he embarked on another career — researching formerly unknown infectious diseases. His achievements gained him a listing in Who’s Who in America, among other honors.
Dr. Harvey was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Patricia; and by his brother, Thomas E. Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Pat Dotson Harvey of San Antonio; a nephew, Thomas Elijah Harvey III; an aunt, Mary Alice Harvey of Liberty; and numerous cousins.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cordelia Williams Harvey Scholarship Fund, Copiah-Lincoln Foundation, P.O. Box 649, Wesson, MS 39191, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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Post by sheredelight on May 11, 2011 16:03:47 GMT -5
Yes i too am sorry Dr. Harvey has passed, very sad.
I wonder if any recent article of his will be released, as he seemed to be making progress.
Friday January 18, 2008 Dr. Harvey's Latest Statements Re Morgellons and Mutant Worms
The latest Washington Post article on Morgellons has interesting statements from Dr. Harvey as followup to my previous post.
William Harvey, 70, who serves as chairman of the MRF board, has taken those theories one step farther. He says he became interested in Morgellons research after successfully battling chronic fatigue syndrome and made it his mission to find cures for such unexplained illnesses.
He wouldn't be specific, explaining that he first wants the results of his research to appear in a top-notch, peer-reviewed journal such as the Lancet. "This may be the story of the century," he says. A semi-retired doctor in Colorado Springs who spent most of his career working in space medicine for the Johnson Space Center, Harvey says he may have found not only why Morgellons patients would both scratch and act strange, but also what could be the "genesis of probably most chronic human illnesses," such as autism, obesity, chronic fatigue and bipolar disorder.
It all boils down to this: mutant worms.
Harvey hypothesizes that a type of nematode, a wormlike parasite that lives in the soil as well as in the guts or lungs of about half the animals on the planet, mutated somewhere in the 1970s in Southeast Asia and jumped from animals to humans. The parasite is easily spread through the fecal-oral route if someone, for example, is out working in the garden, fails to wash his or her hands thoroughly and then eats an orange. Or it gets into the lungs by inhaling sputum or by kissing. The worm then takes up residence in the colon, Harvey theorizes, and the body's immune system holds it in check.
But when the immune system falters, the worms swarm in the body. That's what happens, Harvey hypothesizes, after a human is infected with a strain of bacteria first reported in 1986, Chlamydophila pneumonia. These bacteria like to live in immune cells, Harvey says, and they feast on those cells' energy. With the host's immune system compromised, the mutant nematodes begin reproducing exponentially, Harvey suspects. They burrow a hole in the wall of the colon, then usually travel at night through the bloodstream or the lymphatic system or crawl in hordes between the layers of the skin, like other species of nematodes are known to do, to the parts of the body with the most blood flow: the face, head and nose. There, a cranial nerve leads right into the brain. A pileup of worms could jam blood and oxygen flow to the brain, Harvey says. "That may explain the psychological symptoms," including the hallucinations, he says.
It may explain why Pam Winkler took herself to the emergency room recently. She said that a huge bump had appeared on the side of her skull in the middle of the night. By morning, she said, the bump was gone, but she could feel crawling all over her face. She wasn't making it up, she swore. And she put her stepsister, with whom she's been living since she got out of the state hospital, on the phone. "I can see them. They're moving down from her head to her eye," said Karen DeWeese. "They're about one and a half inches long and a half-inch wide. They look like bubbles under the skin." The ER doctor later found nothing.
The fibers, according to Harvey's theory, are really the hard shells, which he calls cuticles, that these worms shed at five stages as they grow from egg to larvae to adult. The red fibers are the males, he says. Blue fibers are female. "Using a 2,000-power microscope, you can see inside them," he says. "They look like little stovepipes to me. I can tell the blue ones are female because there's a kink in the middle for the sexual organs and some kind of pouch. And we have pictures of them laying thousands of eggs."
Post by itchin4answers on May 13, 2011 12:08:48 GMT -5
Hi bannanny, nice to have you back! not a word of a lie I shed a tear for Dr Harvey this morning. I was looking out the window eating my breakfast, thinking how miserable & cold the weather is. Then my thoughts drifted to the obvious! & then I thought of Dr Harvey. I didn't know Dr Harvey, but I know one thing he was an honest man. Rest in peace Dr William Harvey.
“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.”
― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
Dr Harvey was bravely confronting a heart condition for some years which temporarily halted his research. He hoped to return to it and the paper he was writing in 2009 with his UK colleague.
My sincere condolences to Dr Harvey's family, colleagues and patients. His passing has left a Bill-shaped hole in our lives that will never be filled.
He touched all our lives and gave us hope. His work and compassion for those suffering from Morgellons is a loss to all of us. But his memory lives on in his research, in those he successfully cured and the on-going work and research of his colleagues.
Thanks itchin... and yeah, he was one of the bravest of them all. Even tho I didn't know him personally, I sure knew of him and thought of him as a hero to us all who are fighting this fight. I know he's still fighting for us tho too... only difference is he's one of our angels now.
IF I COULD SIT ACROSS THE PORCH FROM GOD... I'D THANK HIM FOR GIVING ME YOU!
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Oct 24, 2015 12:35:30 GMT -5
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friend: Get ver-the-counter hydrogen peroxide (in the brown bottle) and some cotton balls. Drench a cotton ball with the peroxide and rub it VIGOROUSLY over the bites - especially those that have been there longest. Burrows will show as peroxide goes in them.
Oct 28, 2015 6:08:29 GMT -5
Concerned citizen : This is not a bug or parasite disease to express such a thing is emotion, emotion expression makes you insane.
Nov 8, 2015 14:09:58 GMT -5
Concerned citizen : There are no so called bites.
Nov 8, 2015 14:10:43 GMT -5
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Nov 9, 2015 20:34:03 GMT -5
Onit: Our members have one thing in common, lots of symptom disease, Lupus, MS, Fibramialga, many other things, if a person seems a hypochondriac, more than likely they are sick and doctors are wrong.
Nov 10, 2015 16:32:50 GMT -5
Kaijo: Hey guys, I have had this "odor in the nose" condition for more than a year. It was a many tomes a day thing.
Nov 10, 2015 18:32:56 GMT -5
Kaijo: Hey guys, I have had this "odor in the nose" condition for more than a year. I tried rinses,pills and many other steps in trying to conquer this annoying monster. Knock on wood, I bought a cold water humidifier and so far, it is working!!
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Kaijo: Sorry bout the duplication.
Nov 10, 2015 18:39:46 GMT -5
Cheryl Lee: The bad smell in my nose is a sluglike parasite. When I make the slug bleed it smells like someone is bbq'in rotten oranges. Salt water really helps, or a netti pot. I have actually seen this very tiny enemy. Usually lives under the skin.
Nov 11, 2015 8:38:36 GMT -5
threader420 : Bart get a 10x loupe with LED and standard lighting for 5 bucks, or better yet a 60x usb microscope for fifty. Look at the spots where your wife complains of movement or itching.
Nov 11, 2015 16:01:41 GMT -5
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bodkintlb: I got a 8 dollar hand held flashlight on amazon...the fibers glow when you look with the flashlight in a dark room. You can see the stuff with the flash light but not to just look with your eyes in normal light and not ultraviolet light.
Nov 22, 2015 11:41:52 GMT -5
bodkintlb: i got my hand held microscope for 80 dollars and can really see all the fibers, but i still cant see the stuff moving so much. I can see the fibers not visible with the eye with the 5 mb handheld I'm going to the 7 mb because then i can see mcro bacteria
Nov 22, 2015 11:44:27 GMT -5
itchin4answers: Understand and Cure Morgellons.
Nov 23, 2015 9:10:02 GMT -5
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Dimorphic Fungi: It sure looks like dimorphic fungi to me, likely the yeast phase or the melanin the fungi produces. Like with Sporothrix fungi, fungal hyphea gathers together in triangular to rectangular shapes, the fungus covers itself with melanin, a virulence factor.
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