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 as the inventor 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 922,845 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Henry Heimlich is the 222nd most popular physician (down from 192nd in 2019), the 1,860th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,599th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Physician.

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Among physicians, Henry Heimlich ranks 222 out of 502Before him are Gerard van Swieten, Duchenne de Boulogne, James Black, Soranus of Ephesus, Leander of Seville, and Hasdai ibn Shaprut. After him are Zhang Zhongjing, Dickinson W. Richards, James Lind, Edward Bach, Thomas Hodgkin, and Carl Værnet.

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Among people born in 1920, Henry Heimlich ranks 86Before him are Nobuyuki Kato, Franklin J. Schaffner, Ovadia Yosef, Victor Turner, Henri Verneuil, and José Mauro de Vasconcelos. After him are Karl Albrecht, Vilém Flusser, Chiara Lubich, Edmond H. Fischer, Mehdi Ben Barka, and Marcial Maciel. Among people deceased in 2016, Henry Heimlich ranks 95Before him are Ashraf Pahlavi, Lloyd Shapley, Michael Massee, Kenny Baker, Thomas Luckmann, and Claude Gensac. After him are Gordie Howe, Garry Marshall, Chris Amon, Mohamed Abdelaziz, Bata Živojinović, and Erich Rudorffer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Henry Heimlich ranks 1,860 out of 18,182Before him are Kalākaua (1836), Ry Cooder (1947), Solomon Burke (1936), Jeremy Rifkin (1945), Vic Morrow (1929), and Richard Smalley (1943). After him are Clark L. Hull (1884), Michael Biehn (1956), Gene Vincent (1935), Charles W. Morris (1903), John Densmore (1944), and Dusty Hill (1949).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Henry Heimlich ranks 24Before him are E. Donnall Thomas (1920), Joseph Erlanger (1874), Michael Stuart Brown (1941), Anthony Fauci (1940), Patch Adams (1945), and George Whipple (1878). After him are Dickinson W. Richards (1895), Jack Kevorkian (1928), John O'Keefe (1939), Robert Lefkowitz (1943), Peter Agre (1949), and John Harvey Kellogg (1852).