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Dr. Theodore Bayless, Hopkins physician who studied lactose intolerance, dies

Dr. Theodore Bayless, Hopkins physician who studied lactose intolerance, dies

Dr. Theodore Bayless, a Johns Hopkins professor and physician whose research of lactose intolerance led to innovations in the treatment of that disorder, died of cancer Feb. 10 in Towson. The Mount Washington resident was 87.

Dr. Bayless, originally from Atlantic City, N.J., was the son of David and Fanny Bayless, who ran Bayless Pharmacy, then a well-known pharmacy in Atlantic City. Dr. Bayless worked at the lunch counter during his childhood, and sometimes accompanied his uncle, a doctor, on house calls, said his son, Neal Bayless of New York.

He studied at the University of Pennsylvania and at Bucknell University as an undergraduate. At Bucknell, he met his future wife,...

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