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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

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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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