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June 1968

Infectious Mononucleosis.

Author Affiliations

San Antonio, Tex

Arch Intern Med. 1968;121(6):572. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.03640060086018

Infectious Mononucleosis is a monograph in the true sense of the word. It is written in the first person by a clinician who has personally seen 500 consecutive patients suffering the disorder. This vast experience is complemented by an objective scrutiny of the world literature on infectious mononucleosis, which dissects the incredible amount of chaff from the few remaining grains of pure wheat. For years, Dr. Robert J. Hoagland has championed the concept that infectious mononucleosis is not a protean disease but rather a specific entity with distinct clinical, hematologic, and serologic criteria. His proof of this thesis occupies the pages of this book. He approaches every aspect of the disease in depth, cites areas of where controversy and lack of data exist, presents convincing evidence to support his concepts, and concludes with his own manifesto of infectious mononucleosis.

At times, the author creates the impression of near-solipsism in his

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