Henry Heimlich, American physician, Died at 96

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Henry Judah Heimlich was born on February 3, 1920, and died on December 17, 2016.

He was an American thoracic surgeon and medical researcher.

Heimlich widely credited as the inventor of the Heimlich maneuver, a technique of abdominal thrusts for stopping choking, described in Emergency Medicine in 1974.

Henry Heimlich also invented the Micro Trach portable oxygen system for ambulatory patients and the Heimlich Chest Drain Valve, or “flutter valve,” which drains blood and air out of the chest cavity.

Henry Heimlich passed away at 96 years old.