by Bonnie Blodgett
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010
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Most of us can only imagine losing our sight or our hearing completely and we hope it never happens to us. But we could do without our sense of smell, if we had to, couldn’t we? Garden writer Bonnie Blodgett never gave that a thought until it happened to her over the course of several months. Attributed to a single use of Zicam nasal spray to treat a cold, Blodgett first suffered from phantosmia (“Imagine every disgusting thing you can think of tossed into a blender and puréed) before complete loss of smell occurred (anosmia).
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