The Eradication of Infectious Diseases by Author Donald Hopkins and Editor W. R. Dowdle (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley 1998) – What are the practitioners of the young and immature field of disease eradication saying? There are few sources that will tell you, but this book is one of them. Get up to speed on disease eradication by wading through this account of the proceedings of a workshop hosted by the International Task Force for Disease Eradication. Despite the somewhat dense prose, you will gain a bird’s-eye-view of the state of the movement. Unfortunately, the price tag ($350) is not for the faint of heart. Hint: look for a used copy.