sionals to "play the God game" because of patient "faith" in medical progress. 50 The regulatory processes developed over the past twenty years to deal with human experimentation have at the same time increased the amount of these experiments, as well as the growth of new cures and greater life expectancy. There is also the concomitant growth in the possibility for individual pain and suffering. Perhaps nothing so nakedly shocking as the Tuskegee Study would happen now, but other events are happening and will happen. This is why institutional analysis is so critical. In the face of this powerful cultural alliance between science and medicine, legal institutions must intervene in ways that maximize the likelihood that individual notions of death, decay, and health will prevail over professional notions of medical progress.