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INTRODUCTION

But all this time the gentle ghost of Dr. Harvey has been standing patiently in the wings, waiting to be introduced.
He was an amateur writer, that is perhaps the first thing to make clear about him-one of those amateurs who are prevented by circumstances from finding a settled form for themselves and whose performance is therefore inclined to be uneven.
His full name was William Fryer Harvey. He was born in 1885, of a Yorkshire Quaker family, and educated at the Quaker schools at Bootham, York, and Leighton Park, Reading, afterwards at Balliol College, Oxford. He took his medical degree at Leeds, but his training was interrupted by ill health, and after a voyage round the world, in the course of which he stayed some time in Australia and New Zealand, he became keenly interested in the adult education movement and went to assist at the Working Men's College at Fircroft, near Birmingham. Soon after the outbreak of the first World War, he went with the first detachment of the Friends' Ambulance Unit to Flanders. Later he enlisted for medical service and became a surgeon-lieutenant in the Navy. In 1918 he was awarded the Albert Medal `for gallantry in saving life at sea.' Only when this award was announced did his family and friends learn how he had risked his life to operate on a stoker petty officer who was trapped in the wrecked and flooded engineroom of a destroyer that was in imminent danger of breaking in two. Harvey successfully amputated the man's arm and then collapsed from the escaping oil fumes and had to be dragged out. His lungs never recovered; for the rest of his days he was an invalid and lived very dose to death.
In 1920 he became warden at Fircroft, but his health forced him to resign in 1925. He and his wife lived in Switzerland for a time, then for six years at Weybridge, and for the last two and a half years of his life at Letchworth, where he died on 4th June 1937, aged fifty-two.
One gets the impression of a quiet, gentle, modest man, unworldly perhaps, but by no means unsophisticated, emphatically no fool, one who realized that a touch of satire is by no means incompatible with the profession of charity towards all

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