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Smelling the diagnosis: a review on the use of scent in diagnosing disease.

  title={Smelling the diagnosis: a review on the use of scent in diagnosing disease.},
  author={L. R. Bijland and Marije K Bomers and Yvo M Smulders},
  journal={The Netherlands journal of medicine},
  volume={71 6},
For centuries, our sense of smell has been used as a diagnostic tool in the practice of medicine, be it for recognising gas gangrene on the battle field or diabetic ketoacidosis in the emergency room. In recent decades, many scent detection studies have been performed with human, animal and electronic noses. The ability of humans to diagnose disease by smelling has only rarely been the subject of quantitative studies. Scent detection by animals, on the other hand, has been addressed in several… 

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