Dr. Heimlich Uses Maneuver for First Time, Saves Woman’s Life

Henry Heimlich, the famed Cincinnati surgeon, saved a woman at his senior living center by using his namesake anti-choking maneuver. The 96-year-old said he’d never before used it, despite the fact that he developed the maneuver and has demostrated it many times over his life. Heimlich reportedly dislodged a piece of hamburger from the 87-year-old woman’s throat. Afterward, he said it helped to truly appreciate that he’s been “able to save all those lives.”