03 February-Heimlich Manoeuvre

Henry Heimlich is widely credited with having developed the Heimlich Manoeuvre. He was a medical doctor who was a native of the USA. The Heimlich Manoeuvre is a procedure designed to stop a person from choking. It involves the use of abdominal thrusts to dislodge solid matter from the throat of a choking person.

Henry Heimlich was born Henry Judah Heimlich in Wilmington, Delaware in 1920. He graduated with an MD from Cornell University in 1943 and served in US Navy during World War II. After the war he worked in various hospitals in New York before being appointed director of surgery in Cincinnati. He was appointed professor at Xavier University in 1977. He died aged 96 on December 17th 2016. He is credited with several other inventions.

Henry Heimlich, a medical doctor who is widely credited with having developed the Heimlich Manoeuvre, was born in Wilmington, Delaware in the year 1920 On This Day.




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