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Heimlich’s Maneuvers:

My Seventy Years of Livesaving Innovation

The thoracic surgeon is best known for developing the Heimlich Maneuver, the world’s easiest to learn and most universally known method to save people from choking to death on food or small objects. But many people don’t know about Dr. Heimlich’s other lifesaving innovations: He was the first American surgeon to perform the reversed gastric tube operation, which replaces a damaged or defective esophagus using a tube made from the patient’s stomach; he invented the Heimlich Chest Drain Valve, which saved the lives of thousands of American soldiers during the Vietnam War and continues to be used in hospitals and military organizations around the world; and he developed the Heimlich MicroTrach, which provides a more efficient way for people to take oxygen compared to traditional methods.

“This is a lively read for those beginning medical careers and for anyone interested in the life of a storied man of medicine.”
-Publisher’s Weekly

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