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!
Hello: so sick of so many things
Nov 24, 2014 11:09:32 GMT -5
closed: : No administration and can not sign up here anymore. Other active board are on different sites.
Nov 24, 2014 19:42:09 GMT -5
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Nov 24, 2014 19:43:24 GMT -5
What are other sites: Is there other good sites
Nov 24, 2014 21:27:41 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: If you google morgellons chat, morgellons help site, you will find some, beware, many would not be about disease but would focus on bugs. TIP, if you do not see thousands of bugs running out of your nose you probably do not have one.
Nov 25, 2014 1:55:23 GMT -5
threader: Curezone is the other good Morg forum board. Other good ones have died. Any good Morg forum will include threads about lyme/coinfections, parasites, and yes, bugs in addition to the standard fiber topics.
Nov 25, 2014 23:10:44 GMT -5
threader: Tip: A parasitic infection may not be so blatantly obvious that one has thousands of bugs running out of his nose
Nov 25, 2014 23:15:08 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: I said the word BUGS, not parasites, as one can have millions of parasites without any indication at all, still those that IMAGINE bug infestation would see hordes of bugs crawling from their skin and running all over their bodies
Nov 26, 2014 0:12:42 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: Nobody has shown such a video, only idiots would imagine bug attacks from the pictures of a few scattered bugs found in their homes, Threader I knew you would read this and change what was said, you my friend have comprehension issues
Nov 26, 2014 0:15:38 GMT -5
threader: Experience taught me that one can have a symptom only describable as "bug parts" in the skin, without having even a single whole bug living within him. Yes crazy, but its also possible to grow plant artifacts without being a bush. Sad daze indeed.
Nov 26, 2014 1:40:13 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: microscope visions before most here, I have ENVISIONED many a thing, one was a womans breast thing, a naked womans foot, a womans lips, a womans bottom, a patch of fur, cleavage, guess one can make blobs on a slide anything the mind desires
Nov 26, 2014 1:58:36 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: seems I like to imagine woman things on my slides and you like to see bug parts, your a bugger until death. Buggers know, suspect and see only one thing, BUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGS
Nov 26, 2014 2:02:01 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: Reasoning brings me to this conclusion, because I am seeing woman parts on my slides, they are BUGGING me, get it, women bugging, parts, I am buggy, put me in the bug farm!!
Nov 26, 2014 2:04:53 GMT -5
threader: Hmmmmmm....sounds nice....wish I could make my specimens look like tittties instead of snakes...do they ever resemble real tittties or just "womans breast things"?
Nov 26, 2014 2:11:51 GMT -5
TerryXs: Hey guys, quick question. I've gotten the 70% wintergreen alchohol to work, and listerine. Both of these containing "Methyl Silicate" In you all's experience, is this the chemical that the "morgie" hates so much and kills it?
Nov 26, 2014 3:04:37 GMT -5
itchin4answers: Could someone please explain to me what you are talking about? This is utter garbage and I am extremely offended.
Nov 26, 2014 8:06:12 GMT -5
What one sees: Power of suggestion dear, one mentions woman's anatomy and all of a sudden its dirty, are you saying woman are dirty? If so why are women dirty? If they are dirty as made by god what is that, if a man saw mens parts would someone be offended,
Nov 26, 2014 12:48:15 GMT -5
What one sees: what is a cloud, what is a drop of water, what is a sun beam, what is dirt, what is dirty mean, what is offensive, why is it offensive, who is the judge of what is and is not offensive, can I get a hell yeah.
Nov 26, 2014 12:51:02 GMT -5
itchin4answers: Women are NOT dirty, unless they do not wash. Some men are funny about seeing another man naked. Some men say a woman's body portrays beauty where a man's anatomy is a little ugly lol. I guess I am the judge of my feelings as you are of yours.
Nov 26, 2014 15:46:33 GMT -5
Woman Wash: I own a business called I WAS THE WOMAN, yes it is a hygienic company, the hardest part is when we get the woman completely squeaky clean they run outside and roll on the ground, its just heartbreaking, we have to wash them again.
Nov 26, 2014 20:16:25 GMT -5