Henry Heimlich who as we all remember from Eddie Izzard was the inventor of the Heimlich Maneuver has passed away at 96, very well done. Apparently not only was he a celebrated inventor and a thoracic surgeon, but also kept himself somehow quite healthy living to such a grand old age. So, as a health and wellness website we must recognize his contribution to all of us any time we sit down at a restaurant to eat, take a moment of silence today.
“Heimlich came up with the ground-breaking technique in 1974 after reading about the high rate of deaths in restaurants that first were attributed to heart attacks, but later found to have been caused by diners choking on food.”
There was an excellent article in the Huffington Post on his passing.