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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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Dr. Henry Heimlich (L), 96, the surgeon credited with inventing the Heimlich Maneuver, poses with Patty Ris, 87, who he saved this week from choking on a hamburger, at the Deupree House seniors' home in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dr. Henry Heimlich (L), 96, the surgeon credited with inventing the Heimlich Maneuver, poses with Patty Ris, 87, who he saved this week from choking on a hamburger.Credit: Reuters

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