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Yale J Biol Med. 1982 Sep-Dec;55(5-6):515-9.

Sumner's "On testing the sense of smell" revisited.

Abstract

The routine test of olfaction need not lead to an ambiguous outcome, a rather widely held notion. A multiple-choice test of odor identification that avoided the difficulty of retrieving odor names yielded excellent resolution among the categories normosmic, hyposmic, and anosmic. The outcome agreed almost perfectly with a more complicated test of threshold and offered much encouragement for the use of odor identification in rapid screening of olfaction.

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