Medicine: Capsules, Dec. 8, 1975

> When a dinner partner suddenly begins choking on a piece of food, people generally shy away from sticking their fingers down the victim's throat to remove the obstruction. But that is not the best technique anyway. The most effective emergency treatment is one worked out by Dr. Henry Heimlich of The Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati and recently endorsed by both the American Medical Association and the American Red Cross. Standing in back of the victim, the rescuer reaches both arms around him, makes a fist and grasps it with the other hand. Then, placing the thumb side of that fist...

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