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Henry J. Heimlich
Henry Judah Heimlich

February 3, 1920(1920-02-03)
DiedDecember 17, 2016(2016-12-17) (aged 96)
EducationM.D., Cornell University
Years active1943–present
Known forHeimlich maneuver
Board member ofHeimlich Institute, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Spouse(s)Jane Heimlich (née Murray)

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.


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