Dr. Henry Heimlich B.S. ’41, M.D. '43, who developed the famous Heimlich maneuver, died Saturday morning of a heart attack in Cincinnati. He was 96.
Heimlich received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in 1941 and his M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College in 1943.
Before the invention of the Heimlich maneuver, it was widely believed that slapping a choking victim’s back would save his life, but this action actually lodges the blockage deeper in... Read More