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Heimlich's Maneuvers: My Seventy Years of Lifesaving Innovation

Written by Henry J. Heimlich

It's likely that you have heard of the Heimlich maneuver, and perhaps you have learned the method in the course of first aid or CPR training, and maybe you have even used it on a choking person, or been saved from choking yourself, but you may not know much about Henry J. Heimlich, the doctor for whom it is named. Turns out, the Heimlich maneuver is just one of many life-saving innovations Heimlich invented during his long career in medicine.

In this fascinating autobiography, Dr. Heimlich recounts the story of his life and career and the important people and events that influenced him, and his numerous accomplishments. In this book, Heimlich (arguably quite justifiably) toots his own horn, and expresses frustration at resistance to innovation in the medical field. This is the story of the life of a remarkable man, who has saved the lives of countless others.

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