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.
" Keep the Faith...Be Strong ...Be Positive... We ARE Winning!!" Gwen Simmons, R.N.
Post by sheredelight on May 11, 2011 21:03:47 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 17:08:48 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!
Thors Hammer: You sounded a bit druged at first but we said the same thing, when you go to a doctor you are a patient, why would you go to a doctor if your not ill, this disease damages the mind, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, if your born with it, you will struggle all your life.
May 30, 2015 13:10:54 GMT -5
Thors Hammer: Does that make you born with insane, no, it makes you compromised to brain issues, unclear thinking, slow thinking, your realize is in the toilet, this is how the disease works on the brain and also the nervous system, it destroys ability.
May 30, 2015 13:13:49 GMT -5
Thors Hammer: This is why the insane asylums were called bug houses, the people were suffering from a disease that caused itching and the doctors assumed, they were crazy because many said bugs were crawling all over them, there brains were damaged by the same disease
May 30, 2015 13:16:15 GMT -5
Thors Hammer: GET IT, I am sure you do not, as the disease has taken away your realize, so you will continue on down the road with your cow that your mother sent you to sell at market and instead you will trade the cow for some magic beans, right Jack!
May 30, 2015 13:18:07 GMT -5
Deep Rest: So why not take treatment for it? I dont understand why its such a touchy subject. It does not matter if its a result of the illness, it still could use treatment. Its a tool u can use to ur advantage
May 30, 2015 18:13:23 GMT -5
Thors Hammer: If your mind has been damaged they do have drugs for some that do help, I have seen it. I do not suggest becoming a drug addict.
May 30, 2015 20:17:47 GMT -5
Deep Rest: it depends on the mental condition id say
May 30, 2015 21:23:10 GMT -5
Deep Rest: Though you're right to say a lot of them are addictive. And often the symptoms they are ment to fight will come back twice as strong in the first weeks after u quit. thats always helpfull
May 30, 2015 21:31:12 GMT -5
Deep Rest: i was surprised to hear my psych tell that anxiety is for about 20 % determent in the intestines. So it seems they are moving in the direction of what some alternative therapies have been claiming for quite some time already
May 30, 2015 21:41:12 GMT -5
Thors Hammer: Used to be animals were usually treated with food, vitamins and minerals and people were treated with drugs, animals got better care than we do BECAUSE they do not have bank accounts to buy $100 each pills, low and behold the farmer had to make money
May 31, 2015 0:18:29 GMT -5
Deep Rest: yeah well ive flushed enough money trough the toilet myself on expensive mineral/vitamin/probiotics/we supplements that my alt doc prescribed. Im still in debt and have yet some bills to pay. And for the awsome results of fuckall because whatever i was
May 31, 2015 9:24:51 GMT -5
Deep Rest: trying to refill in my body would be running low again soon as i stopped taking sup[plements
May 31, 2015 9:26:53 GMT -5
Deep Rest: These days it seems im able to improve my health in a steady slowly upwards curve without having to pay for anything, taking medications or whatching my diet. Im eating normal sugars , normal breads and everything else that was banned in the past.
May 31, 2015 9:45:57 GMT -5
Deep Rest: Im letting the healing over to the one that know best whats going on, the body itself. Oh yes aside from these "vaseline + parafine" cremes my dermatologist prescribed to keep the skin fatty. that stuff is awsome for the skin and makes it heal way faster
May 31, 2015 9:54:18 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: The reason NOTHING WORKS we have a disease that has been mutated beyond the ability of antibiotics which caused it to mutate because of the overuse to treat STDs our soldiers got time and time again, in the third world where we murder and mutilate the poor
May 31, 2015 12:18:22 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: I am sure there is something in nature if introduced into the human body would destroy or literally eat this malfeasants out of our system, too bad we do not know what it is, this is not a lack of nutriants, its mans ignorance at work.
May 31, 2015 12:22:06 GMT -5
Raine: Toni, not sure if you read the messages here, but I read your posts and you're doing a great job. Keep up the work. Mycoplasma is a big part. That's why antibiotics are useless unless taken early. Even when taken early nothing would cure it, but it'd help.
May 31, 2015 23:34:48 GMT -5
Sun: Fknj your ideas are a little strange they keep changing, seems you have a plant growing in your head, I hope Rain and Sun do not make it worse.
Jun 1, 2015 7:43:41 GMT -5
Thors Hammer: Wow it looks like Baraka won the war, praise god, onward Christian soldiers, are Christians allowed still in the USA anyway, good Christians go forth and multiply, be pure about it, love stuff, In the name of the Father, Mother son and the Holy Goat!
Jun 2, 2015 22:58:43 GMT -5
Thors Hammer: Also god, thank you for getting the angrys their scripts early because they musta gobbled up more of the drugs then they should have and made them mean, good job god, they are zoomed out and nice again. God do you laugh!
Jun 2, 2015 23:01:40 GMT -5