First museum of Cuban medicine opens in Camagüey
Camagüey, Cuba, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) The city of Camagüey, the birthplace of Carlos J. Finlay, the discoverer of the yellow fever's pathogen, will host the first museum dedicated to Cuban Medical Sciences.
The building of San Juan de Dios, located in the Historic Center of the city, declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is currently part of a restoration project in what was the Provincial Heritage Center over the last five years.
For the city, one of the first villages founded by the Spaniards in the Caribbean, the project enhances the prospects of turning the city, which holds notable cultural and architectural elements, into one of the most visited destinations by tourists in Cuba.
In statements to Prensa Latina, the director of Culture in the region, Tamira Gonzalez, assured that the old convent-hospital 'will become the Museum of Medicine, which will be one-of-a-kind in Cuba with the specificity of belonging to an architectural complex made up of a square, a convent and a church.'
The website of Adelante reported that the Directorate of Culture, in conjunction with institutions such as the Office of the Historian, is preparing '13 rooms that will occupy two floors where the history of the property in its different historic periods will be displayed.'
The periods of the emergence and evolution of the San Juan de Dios Children's Hospital as the first pediatric institution in Camagüey stand out in those exhibition areas, as well as places for nursing, pharmacy, orthopedics, X-rays, stomatology.
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