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Henry Heimlich (1920)close

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Dr. Henry Heimlich, surgeon and inventor, has become a household name. In 1974, Dr. Heimlich published findings describing a technique that can save a person from choking on an object caught in the throat. Just one week after the findings were published, the first choking victim was saved by this procedure. It became known as the Heimlich Maneuver.

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