The Heimlich Papers on Choking
Scientific papers on choking:
The Heimlich Maneuver® in infants and children:
The best treatment for saving drowning and choking victims. Transactions of the American Broncho-Esophagological
Association 1993, p20-26
- The Heimlich maneuver: best technique for saving any choking victim's life. Postgraduate Medicine, 87:6, 38-53, May 1, 1990.
First aid for choking children: back blow and chest thrusts cause complications and death.
Pediatrics, 70:120, July 1982.
The Heimlich Maneuver: prevention of death from choking on foreign bodies.
Journal of Occupational Medicine, 19:3,March 1977.
Death from food choking prevented by a new life-saving maneuver.
Heart & Lung, 5:5, September-October 1976.
Food-choking and drowning deaths prevented by external subdiaphragmatic compression.
Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 20:2, August 1975.
A life saving maneuver to prevent food-choking.
Journal of the American Medical Association, 234, October 27, 1975.
Pop goes the cafe coronary.
Emergency Medicine, 6:6, June 1974.
Other important papers on choking:
Jackson CL. Foreign bodies in the air and food passages.
In Maloney WH, ed. Otolaryngology. Vol 5. New York: Harper & Row, 1973:chap 1
Tucker GF Jr. Foreign bodies in the esophagus or respiratory tract.
In: Paparella MM, Shumrick DA, eds. Otolaryngology. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 1973:753-65
- Uhley MH. Historical review of the literature on choking. CIBA Clin Symp 1979;31(3):24-31
News about choking:
- Surgeon General Koop's Declaration regarding the Heimlich Maneuver Public Health Reports 1985;100:557
- Beware the back slap if you're choking to death Washington Post; April 22, 1979, p C1