Henry Heimlich

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Henry J. Heimlich
Henry Judah Heimlich

(1920-02-03)February 3, 1920
DiedDecember 17, 2016(2016-12-17) (aged 96)
EducationM.D., Cornell University
Occupation(s)Physician and medical researcher
Years active1943–present
Known forHeimlich maneuver[broken anchor]
Board member ofHeimlich Institute, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
SpouseJane Heimlich (née Murray)
AwardsLasker Award (1984)
Engineering and Science Hall of Fame (1985)
American Academy of Achievement Award (1985)
Safety and Health Hall of Fame (1993)
Scientific career
InstitutionsDeaconess Associations

Henry Judah Heimlich (February 3, 1920 – December 17, 2016) was an American thoracic surgeon. He is known as the inventor of the Heimlich maneuver.[1] It is a technique of abdominal thrusts for stopping choking.[2]

Heimlich, born in Wilmington, Delaware on February 3, 1920. He died from complications from a heart attack in Cincinnati, Ohio, aged 96.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Henry Heimlich's Contributions". InfoPlease.
  2. "Choking: First aid". Mayo Clinic.

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