Family ties unraveling.
Henry Heimlich, the inventor of the Heimlich Maneuver for choking,
has been hounded for more than two years by a persistent critic, who who has used multiple aliases to gather information on Henry Heimlich and his associates. He's used a web site
to attack Henry Heimlich's research theories. He's called for investigations by the Ohio Medical Board and the Ohio Attorney General's office.
The critic is Peter Heimlich, the doctor's son.
Former GOP Sen. Hecht owes life to Democratic candidate Kerry
"Former U.S. Sen. Chic Hecht of Nevada is a staunch Republican, but he thanks his lucky stars for Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts.
On July 12, 1988, Hecht was attending a weekly Republican luncheon when a piece of apple lodged firmly in his throat." via Eschaton (Atrios)
Heimlich falsely claims he invented surgical procedure.
Have you ever been choking
in a lovely restaurant and suddenly felt the hands of God around you, releasing forth the offending object? Henry Heimlich
has long taken all of the credit for this procedure
, though it had apparently been performed by Romanian doctor Dan Gavriliu
at least four years before Heimlich started to make his claims.