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!
ddenial...: it feels like im loosing weight by the minute and can actually see that im getting thinner and thinner fast and i do mean scary visible fast
Dec 12, 2014 14:27:29 GMT -5
ddenial...: But nah honestly it looks and feels like im healing really really fast and that it has everything to do with the fact that my non healing lesion has been slowly but surelly been shrinking after ive been attacking it almost continiously these past 3 days
Dec 12, 2014 14:46:50 GMT -5
ddenial...: This is the first time that ive actually have come face to face with this disease and have clearly seen what damage its causing and the places that have been affected so far.
Dec 12, 2014 14:58:18 GMT -5
ddenial...: And more importantly it made it pretty clear to me what the hell kind of disease this actually is
Dec 12, 2014 15:07:56 GMT -5
ddenial...: personally im afraid that this is not limited to
Dec 12, 2014 15:09:39 GMT -5
ddenial...: my own situation but i really cannot pass any sensible judgment on this matter
Dec 12, 2014 15:14:54 GMT -5
ddenial...: but i believe its a skin disease at origin. The skin is where our health problems are formed but im not talking aout the obvious rsshes or other skin manifistations that are taking place also. Because that is actually also caused by the main problem
Dec 12, 2014 15:22:05 GMT -5
ddenial...: and thats skin growth. Caused by skin cancer in the form of melanoma.
Dec 12, 2014 15:25:42 GMT -5
ddenial...: its covering your body in thick layers of skin, grows on/in/ trough skin/mucles/fat/bone/organs if it gets the chance, causes skin damage and problems of any kind on top of that, can make skin changes, häir
Dec 12, 2014 15:31:08 GMT -5
ddenial...: changes and can cause certain aspects of the body to increase in size. For example it may severly alter the way u look when growing in the face and causing your feautures to grow out of balance etc
Dec 12, 2014 15:37:51 GMT -5
ddenial...: But i believe its likely that its
Dec 12, 2014 15:43:11 GMT -5
ddenial...: growing in a very slow tempo and that this is the reason why it gets failed to diagnose and that we fail to reckonize the changes it is making as it makes them continous in such a slow tempo we not perceive. And this also means its growth is much more
Dec 12, 2014 15:52:43 GMT -5
ddenial...: balanced and spread over big areas and will not quickly show clear signs of abnormal growths that are typical for cancer. But nonetheless it might just as well affect very large parts of the body and skin already and causing serious health problems or deat
Dec 12, 2014 16:00:57 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: This is not a SKIN disease, outward signs of disease are just that, signs that something very serious are going on inside. Cancer, do not JUMP to the last aspect of this disease so quickly, you have other things to face.
Dec 12, 2014 16:22:21 GMT -5
itchin4answers: The SKIN is the largest organ of the human body. Outward signs on the skin is an internal sign that there is something terribly wrong within - mind, body, and spirit. Since when was the "head" disconnected from the "physical body".
Dec 13, 2014 20:58:24 GMT -5
Cant read: Cant read, first blood, where did anyone say anything about a head, INSANE idiots they never stop
Dec 14, 2014 0:07:01 GMT -5