On the Nature of Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

  • Roy Hertz
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 176)


It is for me most gratifying to be called upon to serve as your Honorary President for this First World Congress of Trophoblastic Disease. Your kindness in providing me with this acknowledgement is most satisfying reward for over three decades of effort toward the resolution of some of the problems we shall review.


Corpus Luteum Megaloblastic Anemia Blastic Disease Hydatidiform Mole Gestational Trophoblastic Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roy Hertz
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  1. 1.The George Washington University Medical CenterUSA

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