Should professional courtesy continue?

Professional courtesy – providing care to colleagues and their families at no cost – is a tradition dating back to Hippocrates designed to build bonds between doctors.

In a recent Australian Doctor opinion article, Professor Max Kamien talked about his experience of the tradition, sparking widespread debate among our online community. 

"Its absolutely not about the money, its about respect for one's colleagues. I never ask for rebate only, but if I am charged the full fee, I feel it is discourteous and I tend to think the