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Subject: Henry Heimlich was born 100 years sgo today (died 2016)

Invented the Heimlich maneuver
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Henry Judah Heimlich (February 3, 1920 December 17, 2016) was an American thoracic surgeon and medical researcher. He is widely credited as the inventor of the Heimlich maneuver, a technique of abdominal thrusts for stopping choking,described in Emergency Medicine in 1974.

He also invented the Micro Trach portable oxygen system for ambulatory patients[ and the Heimlich Chest Drain Valve, or "flutter valve", which drains blood and air out of the chest cavity.


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