Dr. Heimlich finally uses his own anti-choking method at age 96
The doctor who developed the Heimlich maneuver for saving a choking person used it for the first time on Monday, reports The Guardian.
According to the BBC, Dr. Henry Heimlich, now age 96, rushed to the aid of a fellow resident at the Deupree House retirement facility in Cincinnati.
The 87-year-old woman had been eating hamburger meat when some of it got lodged in her airway.
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Dr. Heimlich says in an interview that he executed the maneuver and, "after three compressions, this piece of meat came out and she just started breathing."
He is further quoted as saying, "When I used it, and she recovered quickly, it made me appreciate how wonderful it has been to be able to save all those lives."