Another great one gone in 2016
Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:05 pm
https://www.statnews.com/2016/12/17/hen ... lich-dies/The surgeon who created the life-saving Heimlich maneuver for choking victims died early Saturday in Cincinnati. Dr. Henry Heimlich was 96. His son, Phil, said he died at Christ Hospital after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week. “My father was a great man who saved many lives,” said Heimlich, an attorney and former Hamilton County commissioner. “He will be missed not only by his family but by all of humanity.” Heimlich was director of surgery at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati in 1974 when he devised the treatment for choking victims that made his name a household word [...]
In 2016, Heimlich himself was the hero, saving a woman choking on food at his senior living center.