(ASSOCIATED PRESS) — CINCINNATI — The surgeon who created the life-saving Heimlich maneuver for choking victims died early Saturday in Cincinnati. Dr. Henry Heimlich was 96.
His son, Phil, said he died at Christ Hospital after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week.
"My father was a great man who saved many lives," said Heimlich, an attorney and former Hamilton County commissioner. "He will be missed not only by his family but by all of humanity."
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