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Henry Heimlich

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Birthday
3, 1920
Birthplace
Wilmington, DE
Death Date
Dec 17, 2016 (96)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
3, 1920
Birthplace
Wilmington, DE
Death Date
Dec 17, 2016 (96)

About

American doctor who became known for inventing the Heimlich Maneuver.

Before Fame

He graduated from Cornell University in 1941 with his B.A., and earned an M.D. in 1943 from Weill Cornell Medical College.

Trivia

In 1963, he created a chest drainage flutter valve that allows air and blood to drain from a collapsed lung.

Family Life

His parents were Philip and Mary Heimlich. He married Jane Heimlich and he had two sons and two daughters.

Associated With

He was the uncle of actor Anson Williams who played the role of Warren Weber on the television show Happy Days.