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On the Scent review: A timely exploration of the least studied sense

When journalist Paola Totaro lost her sense of smell, she set out to investigate olfactory impairment. The result, written with her husband Robert Wainwright, is engaging and hopeful

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On the Scent

Paola Totaro and Robert Wainwright

Elliott & Thompson

EARLY in the covid-19 pandemic, London-based reporter Paola Totaro lost her sense of smell. Feeling trapped in a sensory void, she began investigating the mysteries of smell, and the result is the engaging and timely On the Scent, written with her husband, journalist Robert Wainwright.

The pandemic has put a spotlight on olfactory impairment. The coronavirus has affected millions of people’s ability to smell, and the symptom has persisted in …