That Time I Learned the Heimlich Maneuver from Dr. Heimlich
June 16, 2016
I was an undergraduate student at the University of Cincinnati when I learned the Heimlich maneuver from its creator. Then Hillel director Rabbi Abie Ingber ran a remarkable program called Vintage Wines, where students were afforded the opportunity to interact with community leaders. The culmination of our two hours with Dr. Heimlich was a personal lesson in his life-saving techniques. This past week, Dr. Heimlich made headlines when, for the first time, he saved a life with his eponymous maneuver. During my evening with him, though, I was amazed to learn how many lives he had saved in one of medicine’s most diverse and intriguing careers.