""The Virus and the Vaccine has its share of heroes and villains, like any good novel-except that this is not fiction. Powerful and emotive, the book captures the joy of scientific discovery-from the dramatic fight against polio to the thrill of basic virology-with the tone of a mystery thriller. It offers an inside look at how scientific thinking evolves and how scientists must struggle to overcome established dogmas." - Dr. Norman J. Maitland, Professor of Molecular Biology, Director of YCR Cancer Research Unit, University of York "A beautifully-told tale of science and a fascinating piece of medical history. "The Virus and the Vaccine reveals how science can be distorted, pushed and pulled by the pressures of politics and profits." - Dr. David Himmelstein, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School "Millions of Americans are unaware that government officials and leading scientists played Russian roulette with their health in the 1960s after discovering that the original polio vaccines were contaminated with a cancer-causing monkey virus. Debbie Bookchin and Jim Schumacher's fascinating, meticulously-researched account of the coverup, and its possible long-term health effects, is a deeply disturbing chapter in the recent history of science." - Stephen S. Hall, "New York Times Magazine science writer and author of "Merchants of ImmortalityBookchin, Debbie is the author of 'Virus And The Vaccine Contaminated Vaccine, Deadly Cancers, and Government Neglect', published 2005 under ISBN 9780312342722 and ISBN 0312342721.