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Henry Judah Heimlich (1920 - 2016)

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Dr. Henry Judah Heimlich
Born in Washington, Delaware, United Statesmap
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Died in Cincinnati, Ohio, United Statesmap
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Henry Judah Heimlich 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,[2] described in Emergency Medicine in 1974. He also invented the Micro Trach portable oxygen system for ambulatory patients[4] and the Heimlich Chest Drain Valve, or "flutter valve", which drains blood and air out of the chest cavity.

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