|| Part 1: Ground-breaking cases about death and dying. Requests to die : Elizabeth Bouvia and Larry McAfee ; Comas : Karen Quinlan, Nancy Cruzan, and Terri Schiavo ; Physician-assisted dying : new frontiers -- Part 2: Ground-breaking cases about the beginnings of human life. Abortion : the trial of Kenneth Edelin ; Assisted reproduction, multiple births, and elderly parents : time to regulate? ; Embryos, stem cells, and cloning ; The ethics of treating impaired babies ; Can medical research on animals be justified? : the Gennarelli and Taub cases -- Part 3: Interlude for ethical theory. Research on human subjects -- Part 4: Ground-breaking cases about research. Surgeons' desire for fame : the ethics of the first heart, hand, and face transplants ; Allocation of artificial and transplantable organs : the God Committee and live donors ; Using one baby for another : babies Fae, Gabriel, and Theresa, and conjoined twins ; Involuntary psychiatric commitment : the case of Joyce Brown ; Testing in advance for genetic disease -- Part 5: Ground-breaking cases about individual rights versus the public good. Preventing the global spread of Aids ; Medicine and inequality ; David Reimer : the "John/Joan case" ; Ethical theories and bioethics.