The Secretariats of Foreign Relations and Culture launched the facsimile edition printed and electronic Codex de la Cruz-Badianothat is the text herbalist oldest in America, written in 1552 at the Colegio de Santa Cruz de Santiago Tlatelolco.
In the presentation, the chancellor Marcelo Ebrard he outlined the process of recovery of this historical document, he said, is the codex founder of the medical science because it is one of the first expressions of scientific knowledge to systematize the characteristics of each of the plants and, second, the clinical experience which had for centuries.
It has to do with another dimension of the country’s foreign policy is very relevant which is the restitution or recovery of the substantive elements, material goods of all kinds that are in various countries of the world and that we belong to the people of Mexico.
In this case was achieved by an agreement, in 1990, and today it fortunately is in our country, but as this case as one of the most important dimensions of our foreign policy is that, we have to recover what belongs to us, belongs to us the people of Mexico, and in this work every day, then it is another dimension that has to do with foreign policy”, he stressed.
The holder of Foreign Affairs stressed that as well as in the past, at present our country continues to be instance research as are the protocols in which you are working to get a vaccine and effective treatment against the covid-19.
Someone will say: and why Mexico does?, and have them in good measure because we have a very important tradition in regard to medical research, in fact, the majority of the publications mexican of science, are on medicine, that we should not be surprising, the Codex is also on medicine and knowledge about the medicine,” he said.
The re-edition facsimile, which consists of a print-run of 600 copies, is dedicated to recognizing the work of the campesino that has been maintained without interruption and the value of ancestral knowledge through the readings.
In the presentation of the Codex de la Cruz-Badiano participated, in addition, the secretary of Culture, Alejandra Frausto, the executive director of Diplomacy, Culture, Enrique Márquez and the ambassador of Mexico in Germany, Rogelio Granguillhome.
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