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 867,438 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Henry Heimlich is the 192nd most popular physician (up from 221st in 2019), the 1,600th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,685th in 2019) and the 19th most popular American Physician.

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Among physicians, Henry Heimlich ranks 192 out of 509Before him are Thomas Bartholin, Hasdai ibn Shaprut, Jean-Baptiste Denys, Leander of Seville, Johann Weyer, and Werner Haase. After him are James Lind, Ernst-Günther Schenck, Severo Ochoa, Ernst-Robert Grawitz, Philipp Franz von Siebold, and Regnier de Graaf.

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Among people born in 1920, Henry Heimlich ranks 83Before him are E. Donnall Thomas, Jack Elam, Gene Tierney, Edmond H. Fischer, Princess Antoinette, Baroness of Massy, and Takashi Kano. After him are Victor Turner, César Rodríguez Álvarez, Saul Bass, Georg Ots, Albert Memmi, and Nobuyuki Kato. Among people deceased in 2016, Henry Heimlich ranks 80Before him are Tony Burton, Kenny Baker, Takahito, Prince Mikasa, Michal Kováč, Marvin Minsky, and René Angélil. After him are Seymour Papert, Walter Kohn, Maria Teresa de Filippis, André Courrèges, Edward Albee, and Bata Živojinović.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Henry Heimlich ranks 1,600 out of 15,968Before him are Lady Bird Johnson (1912), Art Tatum (1909), Alan Kay (1940), Harry Stack Sullivan (1892), Doc Holliday (1851), and Marvin Minsky (1927). After him are Jeffrey Dahmer (1960), William Standish Knowles (1917), Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897), Sam Loyd (1841), Charles G. Dawes (1865), and Ornette Coleman (1930).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Henry Heimlich ranks 19Before him are Frederick Chapman Robbins (1916), Francis Peyton Rous (1879), George Minot (1885), Michael Stuart Brown (1941), E. Donnall Thomas (1920), and Haldan Keffer Hartline (1903). After him are Patch Adams (1945), Anthony Fauci (1940), Jack Kevorkian (1928), George Whipple (1878), Dickinson W. Richards (1895), and John Harvey Kellogg (1852).