"This concise book consists mainly of short (3- to 10-page) entries on both common and special vaccines, including all current vaccines and some under development. For each entry Link describes the disease agent and symptoms of illness; the history of the disease and vaccine development; and vaccine efficacy, safety, and side effects….It includes brief introductory chapters on the immune system, vaccine development and history, and disasters and near misses involving vaccinations, as well as appendixes on legal aspects of vaccination and clinical trials. Recommended. Undergraduates, professionals/practitioners, and general readers."-
In The Vaccine Controversy, Dr. Kurt Link-a specialist in internal medicine and a strong supporter of vaccination programs-provides a comprehensive guide that outlines the various types of vaccines (including the efficacy and potential toxicity of each), provides a history of vaccine development (including such possible future vaccines as those being developed in the hope of immunizing against HIV), explains the immune system and how it works, plus much more.