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    It would be a weird keyword query. I don't think "AIDS" had been discovered yet, and it was just a letter about Kaposi's in some population (I think it was IV drug users, but it might have been a local gay population, I don't remember.) What I do remember is looking at photos of the lesions and the fact that it was not understood. Apparently, there was no reason to expect an "outbreak" of this kind. Not a smoldering piece of literature by any stretch.

    Anyway, I was more referring to how difficult keyword searches are for literature of a certain age. They're getting better at it, now that big data is coming of age...

    Breathe in. Breathe out. Forget this, and attaining enlightenment will be the least of your problems.

    by rb137 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 04:18:04 PM PST

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