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Every week, the University of Maryland, Baltimore president sees patients in a special clinic

Every week, the University of Maryland, Baltimore president sees patients in a special clinic

Seven-month-old Quinn perched on Jay Perman's lap, pulling off the doctor's glasses and cooing.

Perman sat at a table, surrounded by students from the University of Maryland, Baltimore's schools of medicine, social work, pharmacy and nursing. Amanda Mahle, a third-year medical student, ran down the baby girl's medical history: Almost from birth, she arched her back and screamed in pain after eating. No treatments have helped, including an acid reflux medicine and a nonallergenic formula that costs her parents $500 for a 12-can supply.

It's a teaching moment for Perman, the university president.

"Important lesson for everybody," he said. "These formulas,...

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