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The demise of professional courtesies: cui bono?

Max Kamien
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (4): 215.
Published online: 19 February 2007

To the Editor: I am one of the septuagenarians described by Arnold in his cri de coeur over the demise of professional courtesies.1 In my medical student days, my teachers extended the courtesy of free medical treatment to my parents. I have continued this tradition, in the certain knowledge that this will be the only situation in which medical students save their parents money.

  • Max Kamien

  • Discipline of General Practice, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA.


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