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!
Grant: Unbelievable. Is lymebusters his site?
Nov 11, 2014 0:21:00 GMT -5
Grant: Sorry I meant earthclinic?
Nov 11, 2014 6:00:30 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: You can find all the information your craving about Ted and his tribulations on Earthclinic. The treatment and products suggested, you can ask about these products from the suppliers/sellers.
Nov 11, 2014 14:49:15 GMT -5
makinmusic: Wikipedia totally misinforms the public about Morgellons and makes things worse for us. How to combat????
Nov 16, 2014 12:26:24 GMT -5
threader: The Morg Wiki is totally unbalanced. Even if you don't believe in Morgellons, the page fails to inform because it is so biased and incomplete. Start by adding the history of: CEHF, UNH New Haven studies, UoO/Wymore studies, Carnicorm studies
Nov 16, 2014 16:00:16 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: The simple reason for this is the bug people SWARMED Wikipedia and they kept changing the description of the aspects, SO the bug people are the reason we can not adapt it and it is sort of ONE sided.
Nov 17, 2014 1:02:07 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: The fact the media and the government coverup uses the itching is bugs under the skin and fibers are textile fibers, matchboxes to prove the disease is a mental illness, people still adhear to the crazy talk because they can NEVER be wrong.
Nov 17, 2014 6:14:11 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: There will never be a shift in opinion as long as these phobias are advertised as the disease symptoms, these phobias will continue to mask our symptoms as real. Want to be seen as credible stop coming out with inssne sounding ideas, but you never will.
Nov 17, 2014 6:21:18 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: They will NEVER stop posting insane sounding stuff because literally, some are insane, I am quite sure the disease has compromised the brain and the symptoms have furthered the bug under the skin PHOBIA. I itch so it must be bugs SYNDROME,
Nov 17, 2014 6:33:29 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: The issues can not be symptoms of a disease BECASE I AM SPECIAL, I can not catch a disease through sex because then I would be DIRTY, I am the ONLY bright star of humanity, I am DIFFERENT, unable to carry or catch disease.
Nov 17, 2014 6:36:59 GMT -5
SueK: What do you mean? Do you think there is no bugs or parasites involved?
Nov 18, 2014 13:24:56 GMT -5
vivere: Jaeggermeister stops them dead on contact. I even put it on my skin in small watered down doses. Ive been drinking about two shots a night and it has had amazing results. I sleep better too of course.
Nov 20, 2014 20:12:17 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: LOL, booze for bugs, SueK you do not have bugs, let vivere show us pictures of her bugs.
Nov 20, 2014 22:41:44 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: Invisable bug infestations are reserved for the people that are buggy, people that are bugging out, itching is a sign of disease not invisible bugs. Want to see the people that believe their disease is related to invisible bugs, go to a insane asylum.
Nov 20, 2014 22:46:05 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: This is not a funny sight but it is a condition of the disease that destroyed also the mind. Alzheimer's patients ITCH LIKE MAD. Look it up.
Nov 20, 2014 22:47:55 GMT -5
threader: The matchbooks are proof of how bizarre symptoms can get, they are only proof of mental illness to inept and closeminded docs.
Nov 21, 2014 23:35:39 GMT -5
threader: Booze works fine to make the symptoms stop after a couple of drinks, but is a healing setback since M returns stronger once sober. I could tell you of recreational drugs that stop symptoms even better, but I assure you they make things worse long term.
Nov 21, 2014 23:37:49 GMT -5
threader: BO I watched my grandma suffer from Alzheimers for her last couple of years. Itching was only one of many symptoms she had that were similar to morgs. Lesions and skin cancers were also in the symptom mix, despite always having great skin.
Nov 21, 2014 23:43:35 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: So what exactly is your point, what do you think made her mind go and her itching start, put your thinking cap on and stop filling your brain with drugs and booze.
Nov 22, 2014 2:15:32 GMT -5
Baraka Obam: and threader, Toni made her own problems when she made it her duty to attack, sorry about her luck, but she made it. I looked the other way too many times.
Nov 22, 2014 2:20:00 GMT -5