The imbibing country clubbers were tooting their New Years Eve miniature horns,
prematurely. An elderly man at the adjoining table is obviously choking on an under
chewed piece of steak,
Jason hollers, "can you talk?" The gasping man shakes his head, “no!" The Heimlich
maneuver fails. Jason yanks the tablecloth and the dishes crash to the floor.
He lifts the cyanotic, gasping man to the table with his head extended over the edge. He
remembers Dr Heifer's words “The most important thing to remember in performing a
tracheotomy is to extend the neck and the trachea will project forward."
He grabs a steak knife, makes an incision into the wind pipe below the voice box and
inserts a horn as a make shift tracheotomy tube.
With each breath, the tooting horn improves the color of the man from blue to pink andushers in the New Year.
Max Heeb MD, FACS has practiced surgery in Sikeston, Mo. for fifty
years. The biography "Max Th e Knife” was published in 2005.
As a former governor of the American College of Surgeons and
member of the credentials committee, he is aware of the importance of
certification by the American Board of Surgery and fellowship in the
American College of Surgeons. It is impossible for an imposter to qualify
for certification by the American Board of Surgery or fellowship in the
American College of Surgeons.
As a Christian, Dr. Heeb is aware of the forgiveness of sin, as
demonstrated in the third section of the book Redemption.
His wide experience in general surgery serves as a background for an
interesting, action packed novel.
Dr Heeb lives with his wife Marianna in Sikeston,Mo. and Cape
Coral, FL. They have three children: Christie, Mark and Scott and three
grandchildren: Elizabeth, Nicholas and Dominic.