Aida and the Camphor laurel

Here’s Aida who tells us the story when she was growing up in Argentina.
It was common practice in her neighborhood to send kids to school with a little bag around their neck. The bag contained little balls of camphor to help prevent the kids from getting diseases while in contact with other kids.

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2 responses to “Aida and the Camphor laurel

  1. When I was a kid here in Queensland, some people still did this. The bag had to be made of red flannel!

    • oh, I need to share this info on the facebook.com/WildStories page, great stuff Vicki, thanks!
      any piece of information will help to piece back the puzzle of how related and interrelated we are with so many species

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