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Henry Heimlich, of famed manoeuvre, dies at 96

He developed and crusaded for anti-choking technique credited with saving 100,000 lives

Decades after inventing his manoeuvre, Dr Heimlich (left) used it himself on May 23 to save the life of Ms Ris who had been choking on a morsel of meat at their senior residence in Cincinnati.

New York

IT IS called the Heimlich manoeuvre - saving a choking victim with a bear hug and abdominal thrusts to eject a throat obstruction - and since its inception in 1974 it has become a national safety icon in the United States, taught in schools, portrayed in movies, displayed on

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