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When scent is absent - living with congenital anosmia

 

September 4, 2019

Courtesy Photo Dia Kline (left) and Wendy Winterbourn at the launch party for “The Untitled Woman.”

Dia Kline has known since age four that she experiences the world differently than most people do, but it wasn’t until her mid-30s that the Niwot writer and comedian had a formal diagnosis for her lifelong inability to smell—a condition so rare that even a veteran otolaryngologist didn’t believe what he was seeing.

“He looked at me like I was a unicorn or the chupacabra—like some magi...



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