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Made him famous - but only used it twice

posted 28 May 2016, 02:57 by Sandra Kirby
News tonight that older man in retirement village saw fellow resident choking; used medical technique and saved woman's life.  The man was Dr Heimlich - and he used his own manoeuvre to stop the younger woman ( a mere 83year old, best years of her life ahead and all that) from choking. Heimlich is a fit looking 96 year old. 

I am amazed that Heimlich is still alive - and that at 96 he had both the strength and the quick wittedness to actually intervene. 

Our news reports said it was the first time Dr Heimlich had used his own manoeuvre but other news reports say he did use once before - about 40 years ago.