Paul Alper writes:
Heimlich who is 96, was in the news lately, saving a woman, 87 years old, using the technique he invented.
So, off to Wikipedia:
Henry Judah Heimlich (born February 3, 1920) is an American thoracic surgeon widely credited as the inventor of the Heimlich maneuver, a technique of abdominal …
where I [Alper] discovered some strange things about his wife:
Heimlich’s wife coauthored a book on homeopathy with Maesimund B. Panos called “Homeopathic Medicine at Home.” She also wrote What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You, which advocates chelation therapy and other alternative therapies.
Heimlich and his wife had four children: Phil Heimlich, a former Cincinnati elected official turned conservative Christian radio talk-show host; Peter Heimlich, whose website describes what he alleges to be his father’s “wide-ranging, unseen 50-year history of fraud”
From the early 1980s, Heimlich advocated malariotherapy, the deliberate infection of a person with benign malaria in order to treat ailments such as cancer, Lyme disease and (more recently) HIV. As of 2009 the treatments were unsuccessful, and attracted criticism as both scientifically unsound and dangerous. The United States Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have rejected malariotherapy and, along with health professionals and advocates for human rights, consider the practice “atrocious”
Joseph P. Ornato MD, Medical College of Virginia:
“Dr. Heimlich continues to distort, misquote, fabricate, and mislead his peers and the public regarding the scientific ‘evidence’ supporting the safety and efficacy of his (drowning) theory. Dr. Heimlich’s ‘evidence’ consists of unsubstantiated, poorly documented anecdotes. He cites letters to the editor (published in the Journal of the American Medical Association) as though they represented rigorous scientific study.” (August 1992 letter to the American Red Cross as quoted in the Cincinnati Enquirer, May 10, 1993)
Searching to see if you have ever expounded on Heimlich and his research, I found this:
Maksim Gelman, butcher of Brighton Beach: ‘I killed 6 more that no …
Jan 16, 2012 – Maksim Gelman, 24, who faces sentencing on Wednesday for murdering … communications and intelligence devices; Dr. Henry Heimlich, 96, …
but for the life of me, Heimlich is missing on that page. Is there any Gelman-Heimlich connection?
My brother Alan is a doctor and he saved a kid from choking once using the Heimlich maneuver. It really happened—I was there! The kid was choking on a piece of meat.
That’s all I’ve got for ya. But the material here is pretty amazing! It doesn’t seem like Heimlich ever let the truth get in the way of self-promotion!