- The Washington Times - Friday, May 27, 2016

Dr. Henry Heimlich’s signature maneuver has saved countless people from choking to death. On Monday, the 96-year-old physician personally used the procedure to save the life of a fellow retirement home resident, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

Heimlich, who swims and exercises regularly, was able to dislodge a piece of hamburger that had become stuck in 87-year-old Patty Ris’s airway,” the Enquirer reported. 

“Just [the] fact that a 96-year-old man could perform that, is impressive,” Dr. Heimlich’s son, Phil, told the paper.

Dr. Heimlich told the Enquirer that while he has repeatedly demonstrated his technique, he had until Monday never actually deployed it in an emergency.

 

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