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Q: Studies on the sense of smell ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Studies on the sense of smell
Category: Science > Social Sciences
Asked by: lynnes-ga
List Price: $2.50
Posted: 02 Jun 2003 21:56 PDT
Expires: 02 Jul 2003 21:56 PDT
Question ID: 212310
I'm searching for an article in a National Geographic that dealt with
experiments being conducted on the sense of smell.
Subject: Re: Studies on the sense of smell
Answered By: justaskscott-ga on 02 Jun 2003 22:18 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello lynnes-ga,

It is possible that there is more than one article on experiments
being conducted on the sense of smell.  I have found this article:

"U.S. Military Is Seeking Ultimate 'Stink Bomb'", by Bijal P. Trivedi
(January 7, 2002)
National Geographic Online

If this is not the correct article, please let me know.  (Anything
that you can remember about the article -- when you read it, where you
read it (in print or online), specifics about the article, etc. --
might help me to find it for you.)

- justaskscott-ga

Search strategy -

Searched on National Geographic Online for:


Request for Answer Clarification by lynnes-ga on 02 Jun 2003 23:10 PDT

Actually I found the stink bomb article on the National Geographic
site myself. No, what I'm looking for appeared sometime in the 1990s
(I think) and it was to do with trying to find out more about smell. I
remember photographs of women in lab coats sniffing people's arm
pits... I don't know why Switzerland sticks in my mind. It may or may
not be relevant.

Clarification of Answer by justaskscott-ga on 03 Jun 2003 07:01 PDT
Here is a list of all of the articles (and other publications) by
National Geographic for the subject "Sense of Smell" since 1980:

"Smell, sense of" [Subject Browse, 1980 to date]
National Geographic Online

I did not see any that obviously focused on Switzerland.  Several
mention a center in Philadelphia.

"Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania" [Subject
Browse, 1980 to date]
National Geographic Online,+Philadelphia,+Pennsylvania&BROWSE=1&HC=5&SID=11

Do you think that one of these is the article you are looking for?
lynnes-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00

Subject: Re: Studies on the sense of smell
From: voila-ga on 03 Jun 2003 10:23 PDT
Here also is the Howard Hughes Medical Institute website:

Please note:  This website has been known to disappear into a Las
Vegas hotel room from time-to-time.


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