Made him famous - but only used it twice

Post date: May 28, 2016 9:57:57 AM

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.

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.