Subject: Re: inquiry from Peter Heimlich From: Peter Heimlich <peter.heimlich@gmail.com> Date: 3/11/2013 8:48 PM To: labrams@theatlantic.

com Ms. Abrams, From your item: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/03/the-grand-vision-of-drheimlich-after-the-maneuver-limelight/273853/ Whether or not (Dr. Heimlich) actually invented his first claim to fame, the flutter valve (also, of course, known as the Heimlich valve)...(has) been called into question. Would you please provide your source(s) for that statement? That is, who has claimed my father may not have invented the Heimlich Valve? I look forward to receiving the requested information. PMH

Subject: Re: inquiry from Peter Heimlich From: Lindsay Abrams <labrams@theatlantic.com> Date: 3/12/2013 9:26 AM To: Peter Heimlich <peter.heimlich@gmail.com> Hi Peter, No problem - I thought I had saw it on your site, but if that's not the case I'm going to have to go back through my notes to find exactly where this was. In the meantime, I've temporarily removed that claim until I can be sure I can accurately source it. Best, Lindsay

Note: James Hamblin MD is Ms. Abrams's editor Subject: Re: inquiry from Peter Heimlich From: Peter Heimlich <peter.heimlich@gmail.com> Date: 3/20/2013 7:54 AM To: Lindsay Abrams <labrams@theatlantic.com> CC: jhamblin@theatlantic.com Ms. Abrams: I haven't received an update from you re: the following. What's the status, please? -- PMH

Subject: Re: inquiry from Peter Heimlich From: Lindsay Abrams <labrams@theatlantic.com> Date: 3/20/2013 10:42 AM To: Peter Heimlich <peter.heimlich@gmail.com> CC: James Hamblin <jhamblin@theatlantic.com> Hi Peter, Unfortunately, I have not been able to locate the original source of that claim. I believe that it was originally intended to be a reference to this story from Radar Magazine, which refers to a different controversy concerning the Heimlich valve: http://medfraud.info/Radar_Outmaneuvered_11-05.html The correction, once again, has been appended to the piece -- thank you again for bringing it to my attention. Best, Lindsay
Subject: Re: inquiry from Peter Heimlich From: Peter Heimlich <peter.heimlich@gmail.com> Date: 3/20/2013 10:54 AM To: Lindsay Abrams <labrams@theatlantic.com> Thanks for the fast reply. Not sure if it's my browser's cache pulling up an older version, but I don't see the noted correction on the story. Can you send me a screenshot of that, please? -- PMH Subject: Re: inquiry from Peter Heimlich From: Peter Heimlich <peter.heimlich@gmail.com> Date: 3/21/2013 8:37 AM To: Lindsay Abrams <labrams@theatlantic.com> CC: jhamblin@theatlantic.com Ms. Abrams, Not to be a nag, but I first brought this to your attention on March 11 (see e-mails below my signature), so I'd like to wrap this up, preferably by the end of today. Via your previous e-mail: The correction, once again, has been appended to the piece... My eyesight isn't what it used to be, but this morning I viewed your article in three different web browsers and I couldn't find an appended correction. I've attached a time-stamped copy of the print version from this morning which doesn't include it. Please advise. Peter M. Heimlich Atlanta ph: (208)474-7283 website: Medfraud blog: The Sidebar cc: James Hamblin MD

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Note: James Bennet is The Atlantic's Editor-in-Chief Subject: media inquiry From: Peter Heimlich <peter.heimlich@gmail.com> Date: 3/22/2013 3:52 PM To: jbennet@theatlantic.com Dear Mr. Bennet, For my blog, I'm reporting an item about reporter Lindsay Abrams's March 11 Atlantic article about my father, The Grand Vision of Dr. Heimlich, After the Maneuver Limelight . I'd appreciate your answers to a pair of quick questions. Via her article : Whether or not (Dr. Heimlich) actually invented his first claim to fame, the flutter valve (also, of course, known as the Heimlich valve)...(has) been called into question. In a same-day e-mail, I asked Ms. Abrams to provide me with her source for that information. In a next day e-mail, she responded: I thought I had saw it [sic] on your site, but if that's not the case I'm going to have to go back through my notes to find exactly where this was. In the meantime, I've temporarily removed that claim until I can be sure I can accurately source it. In a March 20 follow-up e-mail, she wrote: I have not been able to locate the original source of that claim...The correction, once again, has been appended to the piece. In a same-day e-mail, I informed Ms. Abrams that I could not locate the appended correction and I requested that she send me a screen shot. I didn't receive a reply, so I wrote her again yesterday morning, but I haven't received a reply. Copies of the e-mails are included in the attached pdf file. So is a copy of her article as it appears today. As you can see, there's no correction. As far as I can tell, after I brought the error to her attention, Ms. Abrams simply scrubbed the information from her article. For reasons that remain unclear, she then claimed to me that a correction had been "appended to the piece." Here are my questions. Is this in compliance with The Atlantic's editorial guidelines? Also, would you please e-mail me a copy of your corrections policy? Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to your reply. If you can get back to me by end of the day, March 25, that would be greatly appreciated. If you need more time, please advise and I'll do my best to accommodate your schedule. Sincerely,

Peter M. Heimlich Atlanta ph: (208)474-7283 website: Medfraud blog: The Sidebar
encl: PMH-LAbrams_re-correction_opt.pdf

Note: Natalie Raabe is The Atlantic's Communications Director Subject: Re: media inquiry From: Peter Heimlich <peter.heimlich@gmail.com> Date: 3/25/2013 12:00 PM To: nraabe@theatlantic.com Hello Natalie, This a follow-up to a voice message I left you a few minutes ago. I'd greatly appreciate you reviewing my March 22 e-mail to editor James Bennet (copied below my signature) and would welcome your help in getting my two quick questions answered. Since I only wrote Mr. Bennet on Friday, I don't intend to rush him and I'm not being impatient. However, per my attached (somewhat frustrating) correspondence with reporter Lindsay Abrams, this has been on my desk since March 11, so I'm hoping to move it forward so I can finish my blog item. Thanks for your attention and if you have any questions or if I can ever be of help, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Otherwise, I hope to receive answers to my questions later this week. Cheers, Peter Peter M. Heimlich Atlanta ph: (208)474-7283 website: Medfraud blog: The Sidebar encl: PMH-LAbrams_re-correction_opt.pdf

Subject: Re: media inquiry From: Natalie Raabe <nraabe@theatlantic.com>
Date: 3/25/2013 4:13 PM To: Peter Heimlich <peter.heimlich@gmail.com>

Thank you for your note. The piece has been updated. Natalie Raabe Communications Director | The Atlantic O: 202.266.7533 nraabe@theatlantic.com | @NatalieRaabe

Note: screenshot of the correction, (finally) posted on the afternoon of March 25, 2013: