Woman’s Bizarre Talent Helps Doctors Diagnose Neurological Disorder

A decade before he was diagnosed by doctors, Joy Milne detected that something about her husband had changed. Now, scientists have been working alongside her to determine just how far her unique ability can take them...

Unfamiliar Scent

In the beginning, Joy Milne, a now-retired nurse from Scotland, noticed a strange odor coming from her husband. The year was 1982, and Joy convinced herself that her husband simply needed to take longer showers—but that was far from the case.


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