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Physicians are beginning to recognize the importance of olfaction as a symptom in the differential diagnosis of disease, as part of symptom complexes by which the prognosis of hypogonadism may be evaluated (Hamilton and associates, Ann Intern Med 78:47-55, 1973; Marshall and Henkin, Ann Intern Med 75:207-211, 1971) and as an important function that, if lost, results in considerable discomfort and lack of personal enjoyment. Physicians are also beginning to recognize, quite correctly, that their knowledge of this important sense modality is limited, and their ability to use changes in this sensory system as indicators of disease is thereby hampered.
Olfaction.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:468. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-3-468_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(3):468.
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