Henry Heimlich

1920 - 2016

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Henry Judah Heimlich (February 3, 1920 – December 17, 2016) was an American thoracic surgeon and medical researcher. He is widely credited for the discovery of the Heimlich maneuver, a technique of abdominal thrusts for stopping choking, first described in 1974. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Heimlich has received more than 1,073,325 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Henry Heimlich is the 247th most popular physician (down from 225th in 2019), the 2,077th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,859th in 2019) and the 26th most popular American Physician.

Memorability Metrics

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  • 57.59

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.94

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.96

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Henry Heimliches by language

Over the past year Henry Heimlich has had the most page views in the with 104,351 views, followed by German (11,143), and Spanish (8,927). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (77.58%), Turkish (31.81%), and English (30.28%)


Among physicians, Henry Heimlich ranks 247 out of 726Before him are Randy Schekman, Marcel Petiot, Frederik Ruysch, Caspar Friedrich Wolff, Duchenne de Boulogne, and Ernst Gräfenberg. After him are Robert Lefkowitz, François Magendie, Horst Schumann, Sun Simiao, William Chester Minor, and John O'Keefe.

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Among people born in 1920, Henry Heimlich ranks 102Before him are Peggy Lee, Eileen Chang, Bruno Maderna, Roberto Calvi, Vilém Flusser, and Constanze Manziarly. After him are Pierre Plantard, José Mauro de Vasconcelos, Jack Warden, Victor Turner, Princess Antoinette, Baroness of Massy, and Väinö Linna. Among people deceased in 2016, Henry Heimlich ranks 103Before him are Edward Albee, Anisa Makhlouf, Black, Peter Naur, Jorge Batlle, and Michael Massee. After him are Garry Marshall, Mohamed Abdelaziz, Ernst Nolte, Yves Bonnefoy, Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, and Lloyd Shapley.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Henry Heimlich ranks 2,077 out of 20,380Before him are Rami Malek (1981), Ralph Bunche (1904), Bettie Page (1923), Steven Soderbergh (1963), Joel Silver (1952), and Don Budge (1915). After him are Toby Keith (1961), Richard Basehart (1914), Paul Rudd (1969), Donald Glover (1983), Veronica Lake (1922), and William Petersen (1953).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Henry Heimlich ranks 26Before him are Joseph Murray (1919), Louis Ignarro (1941), Peter Agre (1949), Baruch Samuel Blumberg (1925), Patch Adams (1945), and Randy Schekman (1948). After him are Robert Lefkowitz (1943), John O'Keefe (1939), John Harvey Kellogg (1852), Daniel Carleton Gajdusek (1923), Richard Axel (1946), and Michael DeBakey (1908).