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This historic image, captured in 1986, depicts a child in Central Thailand, standing in water, while eating water caltrops. Also known as “water chestnuts”, edible water caltrops are common to the orient, but here a boy, eating them uncooked, as well as directly from their water pond, is highly susceptible to parasitic infections such as hookworm and amebiasis.
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Creation Date:1986
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