Inscription on the Cuban National Register of the “Memory of the World Program”

Under the auspices of the Cuban National Commission for UNESCO and the National Committee of the Memory of the World Program of UNESCO, the document “Tarifa General de Precios de Medicina”, was inscribed in the National Register of this Program.

This outstanding heritage is the first known and preserved printed document which was prepared in Cuba, on January 11th, 1723. It was elaborated in order to regulate the drugs selling in the Island, and it represented an important step for stopping the irregularities and injustices committed in the drug trade. The National Library of Cuba was chosen for the inscription because it is the institution that has protected that important document. At the same time, the inscription ceremony will start the National Journal for the 57th anniversary of the creation of the National Printing and for the Cuban Book Day, on March 31st.