Gould and Pyle are reporting on smells today
Preismann in 1877 makes the statement that for 6 hours after coitus there is a peculiar odour noticeable in the breath, owing to a peculiar secretion of the buccal glands. He says that this odour is most perceptible in men of about 35, and can be discerned at a distance of 6 feet. He also adds that this fact would be of great medicolegal value in the early arrest of those charged with rape. The same article states that after coitus naturally foul breath becomes sweet.
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Pare states that persons of red hair and freckled complexion have a noxious exhalation; the odor of prussic acid is said to come from dark individuals, while blondes exhale a secretion resembling musk.
Fevre says the odor of the sweat of lunatics resembles that of yellow deer or mice, and Knight remarks that the absence of this symptom would enable him to tell whether insanity was feigned or not.
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Hammond refers to three cases under his notice in which specific odors were the results of affections of the nervous system. One of these cases was a young woman of hysterical tendencies who exhaled the odor of violets. This odor was given off the left half of the chest only and could be obtained concentrated by collecting the perspiration on a handkerchief, heating it with four ounces of spirit, and distilling the remaining mixture. The administration of the salicylate of soda modified in degree this violaceous odor. Hammond also speaks of a young lady subject to chorea whose insensible perspiration had an odor of pineapples; in this connection he mentions a most unfortunate young woman who, when suffering from intense sick headache, exhaled an odor resembling that of Limburger cheese.