Table of Contents
   Acknowledgments
   Introduction
   The Strangled Heartp. 3
   A Valentine - and How It Failsp. 20
   Three Score and Tenp. 43
   Doors to Death of the Agedp. 64
   Alzheimer's Diseasep. 89
   Murder and Serenityp. 118
   Accidents, Suicide, and Euthanasiap. 140
   A Story of AIDSp. 163
   The Life of a Virus and The Death of a Manp. 180
   The Malevolence of Cancerp. 202
   Hope and the Cancer Patientp. 222
   The Lessons Learnedp. 242
   Epiloguep. 263
   Indexp. 271