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Henry Heimlich (1920 - 2016)
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Heimlich manoeuvre inventor dies aged 96

US doctor Henry Heimlich, who invented the manoeuvre used to help victims of choking, has died aged 96.
Dr Heimlich died at a hospital in the US city of Cincinnati early on Saturday following complications from a heart attack he suffered on Monday, his family says.

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Henry Heimlich first published his views about the manoeuvre in a June 1974 informal article in Emergency Medicine entitled, "Pop Goes the Cafe Coronary"

 



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On June 19, 1974, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported that retired restaurant-owner Isaac Piha used the 'Heimlich Manoeuvre' to rescue choking victim Irene Bogachus in Bellevue, Washington.

Abdominal thrusts, also known as the Heimlich Manoeuvre (after Henry Heimlich, who first described the procedure in a June 1974 informal article entitled "Pop Goes the Cafe Coronary", published in the journal Emergency Medicine).
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