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Subject: Fwd: blogger inquiry

From: "J. Douglas White, MD, MPH, MBA" <ajemeditor@gmail.com>


Date: 3/16/2017 11:41 AM
To: peter.heimlich@gmail.com

Yes this was published in our correspondence section.

Yes it was peer reviewed but found to not meet the standards to be published as an original contribution or a
brief report, so it was consigned to the correspondence section.

As this was only done on a single cadaver , the results are decidedly preliminary albeit interesting , so we
cannot endorse its use in humans at this time. That would be premature pending further trials, using multiple
subjects and replication.

JD White, MD
Editor

As for the statement

"This peer review provides credibility from the leading authority


in emergency medicine that the LifeVac will effectively pull an
object from an obstructed airway and should be part of every
emergency kit for choking rescue.

Sent from my iPad

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From: "Monturano, Theresa A. (ELS-PHI)" <T.Monturano@Elsevier.com>


Date: March 13, 2017 at 1:08:17 PM EDT
To: "J. Douglas White, MD, MPH, MBA" <ajemeditor@gmail.com>
Subject: FW: blogger inquiry

Re: the a ached pdf of this study published by one of your journals, the American Journal of Emergency (AJEM)
h p://www.ajemjournal.com/ar cle/S0735-6757%2816%2900251-5/pdf

Assessment of the LifeVac, an an -choking device, on a human cadaver with complete airway obstruc on

Hi Doug,

Please see below ques ons regarding the a ached ar cle from August 2016 AJEM. Can you respond?

Thanks!
Terri
Van: Peter M. Heimlich [mailto:peter.heimlich@gmail.com]
Verzonden: Monday, March 13, 2017 2:58 PM
Aan: Elsevier Newsroom (ELS) <newsroom@elsevier.com>
Onderwerp: blogger inquiry

To whom it may concern:

I'd appreciate your answers to two quick questions for an item I'm blogging? I also have an
unrelated request.

Re: the attached pdf of this study published by one of your journals, the American Journal of
Emergency (AJEM) http://www.ajemjournal.com/article/S0735-6757%2816%2900251-5/pdf

1) Based on the first page of the pdf, the article appears to be a letter to the editor. Is that correct?

2) Via this March 30, 2016 press release, LifeVac, Life Saving Device Study Published in
American Journal of Emergency Medicine: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/lifevac-
life-saving-device-study-published-in-american-journal-of-emergency-medicine-
300243236.html
The American Journal of Emergency Medicine has published an independent study
documenting the effectiveness of LifeVac in removing an obstruction from a blocked
airway.

...The LifeVac should be used as a last resort in a choking emergency or when the
Heimlich Maneuver cannot be used," said Arthur Lih, Founder, CEO & Inventor of
LifeVac. "This peer review provides credibility from the leading authority in
emergency medicine that the LifeVac will effectively pull an object from an obstructed
airway and should be part of every emergency kit for choking rescue.
Is that statement accurate? That is, was the study peer-reviewed by AJEM?

3) Unrelated to the above questions via https://www.elsevier.com/about/newsroom


Elsevier provides science journalists with free media access to a range of its tools and
databases to help them get the information they need to inform and educate the public
about science in the broadest sense. If you are a credentialed journalist and would like
free media access to any of the platforms listed below, email us.
I wish to apply for access, please.

As widely reported, my research/reporting/outreach to journalists has resulted in scores of


mainstream media reports in the US and elsewhere about medical and science issues:
http://medfraud.info/Selected-media-reports.html Further, a number of those reports have won
journalism awards, for example: http://tinyurl.com/zet9nrt Reporting about a successful public
records lawsuit in which I was the plaintiff, a New Jersey newspaper called me "an investigative
blogger" http://tinyurl.com/za9xbu9

Long story short, I don't hold conventional credentials, but the digital age has created new
definitions of what constitutes a journalist, so perhaps I qualify according to your company's
definition? (Incidentally, my journalism is unpaid and part-time.)
Thanks for your time/consideration and I look forward to your rely.

Cheers, Peter

Peter M. Heimlich
Atlanta
ph: (208)474-7283
website: http://medfraud.info
blog: http://the-sidebar.com
e-mail: peter.heimlich@gmail.com

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