Heart Sounds Research Lab
Dr. Harvey's Legacy
The Heart Sounds and Murmurs Laboratory | 6560 Fannin St, Suite 1836| Houston, Texas 77030 | 832-355-2937
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Seen here, Dr. Harvey is doing what he loved best,
teaching the art of auscultation and the physical exam.
The Heart Sounds Laboratory and the Texas Heart
Institute owes him a debt of gratitude for the many
hours he contributed by participating in the annual
Texas Heart Institute Spring Auscultation Symposium
and collaborating on improving the art of teaching
auscultation. During these sessions, Dr. Harvey would
impart his well-known "cardiac pearls" and heart
sounds imitations. Among the written comments made
at one of the symposiums were, "I am so excited to
have been able to participate in such a forum with
such greats in cardiology as Dr. Harvey" and "I felt
privileged to attend this symposium. I rather enjoyed
learning from the cardiologists in particular, Dr.
Harvey. I was able to definitely
improve my cardiac auscultatory skills." You can read
about Dr. Harvey's many accomplishments in this
paper published in the Texas Heart Institute Journal
and entitled," W. Proctor Harvey; A Master
Clinician-Teacher's Influence on the History of Modern
Medicine." Additionally, Dr. Robert Hall wrote the
following editorial at the time of Dr. Harvey's death: "In
Memoriam; W. Proctor Harvey."
Dr. Harvey Lecture.