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Stereochemical Theory of Olfaction

Naturevolume 199pages912913 (1963) | Download Citation

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FULLMAN (preceding communication) has raised the important question of how cases of partial anosmia can be fitted into my Stereochemical theory of olfaction1. Unfortunately, the question cannot be answered as succinctly as it can be posed, because I have no single comprehensive answer. Each chemical example of partial anosmia will probably need special consideration.

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    • J. E. AMOORE

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