This Day in Jewish History 1974: The Heimlich Maneuver Is Invented, Eaters Applaud

Henry Heimlich was right to suspect that cutting-edge tech isn't the answer to choking on steak at a diner, but his 'malariotherapy' failed to catch on.

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On June 1, 1974, the thoracic surgeon Henry Heimlich published an article in the magazine Emergency Medicine in which he unveiled the lifesaving technique that would soon bear his name: the Heimlich maneuver.