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 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!
Satsuki: What power microcsope would you recommend? im willing to drop a few hundred at most....200-300$ ...would that be good enough to look at my own "stuff"
Jul 2, 2015 22:11:52 GMT -5
Satsuki: I keep getting messages saying that my messages are not going thru and i typed the URL wrong...are you getting my messages baraka?
Jul 2, 2015 22:12:39 GMT -5
Satsuki: well im off to go bed....take it easy yall....nite
Jul 2, 2015 22:13:55 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: Satsuki, you can do the microscope in several ways, Craigslist in areas around you especially if they have universitys, pawn shops around universitys. I got a good Japanese scope for $35 on craigslist, people talk of hig magnification like its easy to use,
Jul 2, 2015 23:22:05 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: All the money you save on finding a good microscope used will help you buy assesories that will make you a microscope GOD, first the microscope should have a adjustable table with dials, a lamp you plug into the wall, 100x 250x 400x 1000x 1200x
Jul 2, 2015 23:24:51 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: Some have 3 magnification powers others have 4, I like 100x, 250x and 1000x which must be used with immersion oil and most likely dye to make your subjects stand out.
Jul 2, 2015 23:26:43 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: If you use high magnification youtake a real chance of damaging the power unless you pay real attention and read about the use. It is not childs play as some will have you imagine, it is work. If you get a regular old style well made microscope
Jul 2, 2015 23:28:44 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: You can buy a digital camera for your microscope for about $75 what will happen though is the magnification will grow, not as much as some imagine but it will not be the same as objective and eye piece magnification.
Jul 2, 2015 23:31:45 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: I can tell you more, but the real deal is read about microscopes and use, that will educate you. Really a cheap ass microscope will show you the fibers. I drew blood directly from my vein with a friends diabeties needle, diabeties blood poker will get bloo
Jul 2, 2015 23:35:44 GMT -5
threader420: I suspect ur both right- satuski making people itch because he is hyperinfected with something most people have in their bodies, quorum sensing. That's just my suspicion.
Jul 3, 2015 7:59:43 GMT -5
threader420: Pretty sure BO is correct about that your contagion paranoia is unnecessary. Hard to believe when u make everyone itch and sneeze, but that's what experience has shown me.
Jul 3, 2015 8:06:13 GMT -5
Fibroid Mary: Good morning everyone... I'm glad to see ya'll are playing well together.. anyways, just wanted to say best wishes to you & your loved ones for a great holiday weekend.. oh and stay safe & mindful of your fingers when lighting fireworks..
Jul 3, 2015 8:36:04 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: Satsuki, If you want slides, you can get them on ebay, box of 50 cheap.
Jul 3, 2015 10:22:48 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: You can do this, urinate, squeeze off the natural god given hose, catch the last few drops, and you will have plenty of fibers and other stuff to look at, if you think your hose is covered with environmental debris wipe it off first
Jul 3, 2015 10:25:09 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: Then when your really ready to see a mass of fibers, go for some fecal matter, that's when you will know, what is in your blood, urine and fecal matter is the same and growing inside you, when inside the body it has all it needs to replicate,
Jul 3, 2015 10:27:13 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: Warmth, fluids, nutriants, and other living materials that have survived right along side of it for millions of years, you got it baby. Fiber disease is in us, they have no answer for the proliferation of the fiber material, in ANY disease which are MANY
Jul 3, 2015 10:29:54 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: LOOK UP ANY DISEASE CONNECTED TO FIBER, then tell me the cause of it, I guarantee you, if they say anything, its a supposed cause (GUESS) not the root of the evil, its a process not the reason it happens, they do not know, as in Alzheimer, Autism disease
Jul 3, 2015 10:34:30 GMT -5
Satsuki: threader...thats what i was thinking for a while there. Like its pheremones or something communicating somehow with other people that have it. Im not paranoid about it being contagious...i just feel SOOO AWEFUL when people i go around start showing sign
Jul 3, 2015 13:16:30 GMT -5
Satsuki: right mary.....no use on fighting with others and bickering...its getting us nowhere fast and making me feel bad for calling people names and insults.
Jul 3, 2015 13:17:40 GMT -5
Satsuki: Good stuff BARAKA ...ill check some stuff out when i get home from working tonite. I have to leave in a few minutes ...so ill brb later. Take care everyone...Enjoy your weekend BBQ'ing...as i will....:)
Jul 3, 2015 13:18:51 GMT -5