New Exhibition! Dr. Henry Heimlich: Maneuvering His Way into Medical History

By Nicole Milano on November 19, 2018 - 12:00pm

President Ronald Reagan. New York City Mayor Ed Koch. Actress Elizabeth Taylor. The Heimlich maneuver is credited with saving the lives of these and many others since its invention by Dr. Henry Heimlich in 1974. Although he is best known for the anti-choking maneuver that became synonymous with his name, Dr. Heimlich created many medical procedures and devices throughout the course of his career.

The Medical Center Archives at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine organized a free exhibition featuring documents and photographs from the life of Dr. Heimlich. All exhibition items are from the Henry Heimlich, MD Papers in the Medical Center Archives at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell.

Visit the new exhibition in the lobby at 1300 York Avenue, New York, NY through February 2019!

Image: Excerpt from an advertisement for the Heimlich chest drain valve.

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