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!
Sour: Sour, but nice smelly sour, especially after I flare my nostrils, I bask in the glory sour smell, one time it smelled like just rot. Especially this one time after I blew my nose and it was just the most rank smell ever.
Apr 16, 2015 7:30:56 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: Bessieglavas, Sadsack, LOL, how are you, hope all is well with you. Bessie made sure we had a place to go and get together, she was proactive, also had a woman with a darkfield microscope show up.
Apr 16, 2015 21:29:26 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: Lucretia, I know that the ozone dropped a pile of spaghetti like yellow stuff covered in yellow mucus. Whatever it was it came out. and was less and less the more it was done. I ozoned my own olive oil for two weeks, OUTSIDE, do not try it inside
Apr 16, 2015 21:33:18 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: I used a fishbowl because the stuff grows and when it comes around the fishbowl curve it falls back down into the oil, buy a fishbowl and do as much oil as you can at once, do not waste your machine on doing a little.
Apr 16, 2015 21:36:03 GMT -5
threader: I disagree with with Wymore and BO regarding using the words Morgellons with our doctors. I call a spade a spade, and two of my doctors so far were familiar with the condition from previous patients.
Apr 18, 2015 7:40:08 GMT -5
threader: That swearing story is hilarious BO, it's funny the memories that stick with us for a lifetime.
Apr 18, 2015 7:41:42 GMT -5
threader: For those who doubt the CEHF's intentions or effectiveness, I'd encourage you to look at the Mayo Clinics website on Morellons, and the media surrounding the recent Joni Mitchell hostpitalization. They are singing a different tune than they did 4 years ago
Apr 18, 2015 7:44:01 GMT -5
threader: I largely credit the CEHF and their push towards publication of peer-reviewed articles for these changes. The academic world doesn't listen to tens of thousands of anecdotes or a few fringe doctors. Peer-reviewed is the golden standard, CEHF understands.
Apr 18, 2015 7:46:23 GMT -5
threader: Ozone colon hydrotherapy is the best! Just make sure you get the stuff thats being killed to "liver drop" before the treatment ends. Otherwise it is very painful on the liver and difficult to pass the horrible toxins from the dieoff.
Apr 18, 2015 7:50:01 GMT -5
threader: Long time with no Joni Mitchell updates, hints at poor recovery IMO.
Apr 18, 2015 8:46:00 GMT -5
Thors Hammer: trolls of the cry babies that did not get their own way, complaining about free speech, blabbering about how their feelings and what is supposed to be right according to them , low class type of Americans that care nothing others rights,
Apr 19, 2015 10:17:59 GMT -5
Thors Hammer: Trying to complain, I love it, looks like your just going to have to take off your rose colored glassed little wish things were my way, I love it myself, wish there were people that could engage in adult conversation instead of cursing and name calling
Apr 19, 2015 10:22:22 GMT -5
Thors Hammer: Then most hold close to their ear the only smart part attached to their being alive, they should fill it with curse words separated by and, that would sum up their total mentality, and exhibit their POWER, oh other than complaining that is
Apr 19, 2015 10:25:46 GMT -5
Thors Hammer: am a princess, I should not have to listen to those that do not speak as I want them to, I am all knowing, nobody should invalidate what I propose, I am the bringer of rain and sunshine, without me all will perish, My smart phone is expensive and the new
Apr 19, 2015 15:51:07 GMT -5
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denial: it seems my hair is back
Apr 19, 2015 18:52:59 GMT -5
Truth be told: Why is it so hard to believe the truth, what makes people so antipodal to truth, is there another reality?
Apr 19, 2015 23:25:59 GMT -5