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Delaware Native Dr. Henry Heimlich Dies At Age 96

Heimlich maneuver for choking victims has died.

Heimlich passed away Saturday at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 96.

Heimlich was director of surgery at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati

In 1974, while working as the director of surgery at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, Heimlich devised the treatment for choking victims that made his name a household word.

Heimlich and his wife had four children: Phil Heimlich, a former Cincinnati elected official turned conservative Christian radio talk-show host; Peter Heimlich, whose website describes what he alleges to be his father’s “wide-ranging, unseen 50-year history of fraud” Janet Heimlich, a freelance reporter; and Elisabeth Heimlich.



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