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Olfactory sensation

Samson staring at my.screen
Thu Dec 12 09:58:19 EST 1996

In article <32AF62E4.30E4 at total.net>, FLEX <flex at total.net> wrote:

> Good day. Lately, a member of my family has been complaining of having a
> 'smell' stuck in their nose, every waking minute. It was discussed with
> the family doctor, who could provide no solution... no referral to a
> specialist of any kind was given. 
> This has become a major concern to this individual.
> Would anyone know if there is any neurological problem that causes one
> to develop such a disorder.

The one that will be on the tip of the neurologist's tongue is temporal
lobe epilepsy... 

One of the chapters in _The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat_ describes
cases like these.

smisch at tiac.net

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