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!
MN banned Tricoslan:: Dr. Mercola explaining Tricoslan on video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phjTM7pDgmY
Sept 27, 2015 20:12:19 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: Why do you express the continued use of Triocoslan OR/AND any antibiotic daily as the exact same thing as using PHISOHEX with 3% for a few days to completely heal infection, that is how people explain their experience
Sept 27, 2015 22:44:26 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: It seems while they banned Phisohex which had stellar healing results, healing things that nothing else worked on, people knew it and were searching for it, then after being banned they put it into HAND SOAP. WHY?
Sept 27, 2015 22:46:01 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: All along I have spoke on the morphology of disease in SEX HAVENS used by our soldiers for near 70 years now where disease, all disease is attacked by the overuse of antibiotics trying to control STD's
Sept 27, 2015 22:46:51 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: It is not only STD's that have been strengthened and mutated, it is EVERY DISEASE known to man, when they first came out with antibiotic soap I said to myself, what are they doing now, they know the overuse of antibiotics mutate disease, WHY???
Sept 28, 2015 1:01:32 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: The question, why would they put the exact same chemical they say is harmful into a hand soap you use every day, they have already told us that these drugs have the ability to advance disease past the point where we can destroy them, WHY?
Sept 28, 2015 1:34:32 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: When I have seen for 43 years what this disease can do, I would HOPE that people could rid their selves from the horrid skin conditions, the fact, people crying out for it have seen what it does when nothing else helped
Sept 28, 2015 2:23:28 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: Why does the government let HAND SOAP manufactures use a element that was banned for everyday use, also when the medical community says, the overuse of antibiotics makes superstrain disease. WHY?
Sept 28, 2015 2:26:28 GMT -5
itchin: Follow the money....
Sept 28, 2015 9:27:55 GMT -5
Cheryl Star: OMG I was just researching the relation of androgen to Morgellon's when I found this page
Oct 3, 2015 17:22:03 GMT -5
Cheryl Star: OMG I was just researching the relation of androgens to Morgellon's to add this information to part two of a novel I am writing about the disease. I am glad someone else thinks there is something to this.
Oct 3, 2015 17:26:02 GMT -5
Cheryl Star: This explains why the average Morgellon's victim is female around 40's menopause and there are studies linking some face creams and sunscreen so that may explain there are more Caucasian than other racial groups, also silica is a factor--sand-CA, FL, TX.
Oct 3, 2015 17:37:27 GMT -5
Cheryl Star: Also the organisms or whatever don't like meth and that is why meth users show external symptoms while others are suffering autoimmune diseases linked to Morgellon's and aren't even aware that they are affected. The skin symptoms are just ratting out all.
Oct 3, 2015 17:41:19 GMT -5
Cheryl Star: I am from J'ville, FL. I was born in Moses Lake, WA. due to Air Force family. Every time I revisited FL I would have the unexplained breakouts but I know it was something in the soil. Now I am suffering again in LA. While gardening I felt a bite and now..
Oct 3, 2015 17:46:29 GMT -5
Cheryl Star: I wrote my books under a fictitious name. Malicious Code: Part I: The Revelation. Malicious Code: Part II: Revolution. Now working on last part Malicious Code: Part III: Operation Restore. This last one has to have a solution. May never truly finish it.
Oct 3, 2015 17:48:35 GMT -5
AboutHadIt: Just wanted to let Toni know I finally determined I'm fighting a Demodex problem from reading her posts. I've tried to join here to send her a message, but am waiting to be approved. Also David Bourke, Itchin, and everyone else that has posted.
Oct 3, 2015 22:13:37 GMT -5
Fibroid Mary: Hi Cheryl.. your books sound interesting.. are they fiction based with bits of truth mixed in, or are they more along the lines of non-fiction/resource material? Either way, your choice of titles for them has piqued my interest..
Oct 4, 2015 9:13:43 GMT -5
Cheryl, Hadit, Fibroid: Your talking to yourself, LOL. I am the Great and Powerful OZ, LOL.
Oct 4, 2015 11:01:45 GMT -5
Fibroid Mary: lol .. the great and powerful OZ eh?? an OZ that doesn't even know the difference between your & you're??.. who appointed you to that position??.. most likely another sucky speller I'm guessing
Oct 7, 2015 7:49:03 GMT -5
OZ: To be grate and powerful, one needs not eloquence, just clean underwar, clean up my mess chippy!
Oct 7, 2015 11:15:09 GMT -5