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Andrea Luigi Tranquilli 1955-2014


The Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Ancona, and current President of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (ISSHP), died on 12th January 2014.

I remember an early supporter of my own Growth Restriction Intervention Trial (GRIT), at a time when others said randomly allocating birth timing was impossible, and a charismatic head of department, inspiring trainees not just with knowledge of pre-eclampsia, infertility, and the fetal effect of chocolate, but with songs and jokes around the piano when the day’s work was done.

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