CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati surgeon who wrote the book on saving
choking victims through his namesake Heimlich maneuver has now penned
a new book: his memoir.
Dr. Henry Heimlich’s views on how the maneuver should be used and on
other innovations he has created or proposed have put him at odds with
some in the health field. But he hopes his recently published memoir will
preserve the technique that has cleared obstructions from windpipes of
choking victims around the world for four decades and made his name
a household word.
"I know the maneuver saves lives, and I want it to be used and remembered,"
the 94-year-old retired chest surgeon told The Associated Press this month.
"I felt I had to have it down in print so the public will have all the correct