hosted.ap.org Dinner was just getting served to a crowd of doctors and elected officials when a cry to dial 911 rang out at The Mark restaurant. Dr. Paul Krogstad rushed to the commotion and found longtime friend, Dr. Royce Johnson, tending to a community leader who was choking on a piece of meat. After the Heimlich maneuver failed to open Pauline Larwood's airway, Johnson called out for a knife. A fellow doctor handed him a pocket knife that he always carries around. Johnson quickly made an incision near Larwood's throat. Krogstad, who was kneeling next to Johnson, broke a pen-like device in half that Johnson used as a breathing tube. "He's a well-trained physician who didn't hesitate to step up. He was very calm, skillful and careful," said Krogstad, a pediatrician at UCLA's Mattel Children's Hospital. to read more click here: hosted.ap.org
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