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.
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!
Quasamoto: Them that were Upon us, bees, ants, lice, scabies, mites, fly's, aphids, caterpillars and some worms, they wanted the taste of human flesh, ya see, the devil himself was the leader of this hellish (YUCCY) clan, for today, they would make a meal of man
Jul 21, 2014 22:26:11 GMT -5
Quasamoto: Hardehar I bellered, it is not I that is yeller, at that moment came a crab from the sea, looking just like a giant under ware critter that was biting my knee, it was then I cried out for god, please god help me.
Jul 21, 2014 22:34:44 GMT -5
Quasamoto: a boom and flash in the sky, woke me from that dream in my mind, I realized quite quickly, the itching that bit me, more than likely came from the apple of my eye.
Jul 21, 2014 22:38:15 GMT -5
trubanwhiz: Dude that was so gay I'm never coming back to this site. HOLY GOD DAMN
Jul 22, 2014 3:00:44 GMT -5
Quasamoto, : Are you implying that I look like a dude just because I have a HUGE hump on my back, your so cruel. Your so cruel, I bet you think this song is about you, don't you, don't you.
Jul 22, 2014 12:27:39 GMT -5
Kitty2014: Hey, T-whiz, don't be bothered by that! The most bizarre thing that normally happens is educated sarcasm! Lol! I hope you got my thread link before you legged it!? Fingers' crossed, I'm ok even if a bit eccentric! Lol!
Jul 22, 2014 12:38:58 GMT -5
Kitty2014: Hey, Quasi - you've frightened him off and he needs help! Cheers!!!
Jul 22, 2014 12:40:21 GMT -5
Quasamoto: Really, that my dear was a troll, that is why the site is locked up and nobody can sign in, they come do the dummy dance and say, oh my you have hurt my sensibility's and then called me gay, slander will get you nothing. I know them by their rhetoric,
Jul 22, 2014 18:11:16 GMT -5
Quasamoto: stop belly aching, grow up, all of us are in this mud hole ya see, and there is one guy above us, ya see, he is the big boss, ya see, all of a sudden one of us in the mud hole says, WHAT MAKES HIM SO SPECIAL THAT HE IS UP THERE AND WE ARE IN THIS MUD HOLE?
Jul 22, 2014 18:18:21 GMT -5
Quasamoto: I DO NOT KNOW SAYS ONE OF US, WHY DON'T YOU ASK HIM, SO TURBANWIS CLIBS UP OUT OF THE HOLE AND ASKS, WHY ARE WE IN THE MUD HOLE AND YOUR OUT HERE, THE BIG BOSS TELLS TURBAN TO PICK UP A SHOVEL, THE BOSS PUTS HIS HAND ON THE TREE AND SAYS HIT MY HAND!!
Jul 22, 2014 18:21:31 GMT -5
Quasamoto: wELL TURBAN IS PLEASED TO BASH THE BIG BOSS HAND, SO HE HAULS OFF AND LETS HIM HAVE IT, WELL JUST BEFORE THE SHOVEL HITS BIG BOSS HAND HE PULLS HIS HAND AWAY FROM THE TREE AND TURBANS SHOVEL HITS THE TREE HURTING THE HECK OUT OF HIS OWN HANDS.
Jul 22, 2014 18:24:23 GMT -5
Quasamoto: SO TURBAN MAN JUMPS BACK DOWN IN THE HOLE WITH US IN THE MUD AND WE ASK, WHAT DID HE SAY, TURBAN HANDS ME A SHOVEL PUTS HIS HAND OVER HIS FACE AND SAYS, HIT MY HAND!!!
Jul 22, 2014 18:26:59 GMT -5
Quasamoto: JUST SEEMS SOME PEOPLES SMART AIN'T NOT THE SAME AS OTHER PEOPLES SMART. that's WHY WE ARE IN THIS MUD HOLE SEE ITS PAINFUL BUT YOU GOT A CHOICE YOU CAN LAUGH OR CRY. I KNOW THE POLITICALLY CORRECT BUNCH IS GONNA BE BLUBBERIN, THEY JUST CAN NOT FACE REALIT
Jul 22, 2014 18:36:31 GMT -5
Jul 22, 2014 18:37:34 GMT -5
Kitty2014: Quasamoto, if you wanna chat sometime, instead of spielin' your frightenin' (but true and comical!) dialect, then, you know where I am! In the meantime, carry on prayin'! Lol!
Jul 22, 2014 19:29:24 GMT -5
Kitty2014: Hey, where did all that just come from? I'll read it if it lets me scroll up!
Jul 22, 2014 19:30:39 GMT -5
Kitty2014: I understand where you're comin' from, but I thought he was genuine! How do you know? I am new to all this, so haven't got a clue! What could he have accomplished? The only thing I would have done, was try to give him the bit of advice I have learned! Lol!
Jul 22, 2014 20:10:41 GMT -5
Kitty2014: So, apart from directin' him to sites with info, which anyone can access, he wouldn't have accomplished anythin'! ...... Makes ya sick, doesn't it, if that's their true purpose!? If it isn't bad enough that we're sufferin' to be duped more!!!
Jul 22, 2014 20:14:15 GMT -5
Kitty2014: Thanks for the info, though! I wondered why I couldn't log in! Major Bummer!!! Are you able to tell me what's goin' on with you or is it too risky? Be nice to have a conversation! Are you a member of the Morgellons Group? If so, could chat on there!
Jul 22, 2014 20:19:17 GMT -5
Kitty2014: At least able to log on and go on threads! I have to say, I like your style and when I'm not tryin' to be Mother Theresa, I'm comical too; but not to your standards, of course! It mostly involves swearin'! Lol! Anyway, around for a while so I'll check back
Jul 22, 2014 20:24:16 GMT -5