is an assistant professor in the Division of Medical
Humanities at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, where
she teaches medical history, literature, and medicine to medical students and
residents. After completing her M.A. (University of Western Ontario), higher
diploma in Anglo-Irish literature (Trinity College Dublin), and M.D. (McMas-
ter University) degrees, she received her Ph.D. in medical history and English
literature at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. Her historical and
literary interests include physical and mental disabilities in the eighteenth and
nineteenth centuries. She has published articles in the Canadian Medical Asso-
ciation Journal on biology and William Blake, as well as on sexual assault in
literature and medicine.
is Robert and Emmanuel Hart Professor of Bioethics,
Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics, and Director of the Center for
Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. He has written and
spoken extensively on issues such as end-of-life care and genetic engineering.
His recent books include Who Owns Life and Am I My Brother’s Keeper? He
was a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’
Illnesses, and Chairman of the Advisory Committee to the Department of
Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, and Food and Drug
Administration on Blood Safety and Availability.
is an associate professor of medical ethics and humanities at
Northwestern University Medical School, with areas of specialization in cul-
ture and medicine, medical ethics, and the phenomenology of religion. His
essays have appeared in a variety of journals, including American Journal of
Bioethics, Literature and Medicine, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, and
the Hastings Center Report. He is the author of The Fiction of Bioethics, which
examines the rhetorical uses of bioethics case narratives, and the coeditor (with
Carl Elliott) of Prozac as a Way of Life (University of North Carolina Press).
He is presently writing a book about bioethics in the public sphere.
currently practices emergency medicine in Los Angeles while
pursuing an appointment as an assistant clinical professor at ucla. Prior to
graduating from the Stanford University School of Medicine, he earned a bach-
elor’s degree in the history of art from the Johns Hopkins University. He con-
tinues to actively explore the role of visual arts and imagery within the setting
of modern medical practice.
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