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Henry J. Heimlich Papers

Identifier: WC-91

Scope and Content

The collection was donated to the Winkler Center by Dr. Henry J. Heimlich in 2011. The collection consists of photographs, audiovisual material, correspondence, notes, reports and press information concerning Dr. Heimlich's work on the reversed gastric tube procedure, the Heimlich maneuver, the Heimlich lung valve, the Heimlich micro-trach and malariotherapy as treatment for cancer, HIV/AIDS and Lyme disease.


  • 1924-2011
  • Majority of material found within 1956-2000


Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Use

Some folders in this collection are marked "restricted." These folders contain protected health information which cannot be published. For more information about Winkler Center policies on restricted materials and our redaction process, please contact the Winkler Center.


216 boxes


The professional papers of Dr. Henry J. Heimlich, developer of the Heimlich maneuver.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection was first divided format and subject. It original order was kept from there. If no original order could be identified folders were arranged first by date and then by document type (correspondence, newspaper clippings, etc.)

Acquisition Information

The Henry J. Heimlich Archival Collection was acquired by the Winkler Center directly from Dr. Heimlich in 2011.

Guide to the Henry J. Heimlich Archival Collection
Edited Full Draft
Finding aid prepared by Laura Laugle
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Cincinnati, Health Sciences Library, Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions Repository

Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati Ohio 45267-0574