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The surgeon who invented a lifesaving technique for choking victims has been trying to cure AIDS patients in China with doses of malaria, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported November 6, 1994.
The experiment has shocked government institutions, AIDS researchers and patient advocates, although doctors agree that the strain of malaria used is easily curable.
Dr. Henry Heimlich persuaded entertainers and other philanthropists to donate about $200,000 for an experiment that critics said exposes desperate patients to a dangerous and questionable treatment.
"No evidence currently exists to indicate that malaria infection would beneficially affect the course …