Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
1975, named for U.S. physician Henry Jay Heimlich (b. 1920).
Heimlich maneuver n.
An emergency technique used to eject an object, such as food, from the trachea of a choking person. The technique employs a firm upward thrust just below the rib cage to force air from the lungs up through the trachea, thus dislodging the obstruction.