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Revista Cubana de Farmacia

Print version ISSN 0034-7515On-line version ISSN 1561-2988


MARCHANTE CASTELLANOS, Pilar  and  MERCHAN GONZALEZ, Francisco. Joaquín Francisco Lastres y Juiz: the first pharmacist President of the Havana University. Rev Cubana Farm [online]. 2010, vol.44, n.4, pp.558-569. ISSN 0034-7515.

Joaquín Francisco Lastres and Juiz born in La Habana, Cuba in February 21, 1835. He was Bachelor in Pharmacy in the Real University of La Habana in 1856 and Doctor in the Central University of Madrud in 1858. Immediately, he returned to Cuba authenticating its degree to joining to teaching in the Pharmacy Faculty as dean from 1880 to 1890 and its first professor appointed as Head. Has this responsability during the last years of Spanish Domination in Cuba (1890-1898), which were very critical for the isle and consquently for the University. Its son, Néstor Lastres and Coppinger, also pharmacist was Commandant of Libering Army during the confflict of 1895. Joaquín Francisco Lastres was Bachelor in Natural Sciences and in Civil and Canonical Law, and although he was considered a prominent Jurist, only developed its teaching Pharmacy activity until the education reform of 1900, year in which abandoned its teaching activity due to a negative ratification as member of university staff. He dyed in April 24, 1910.

Keywords : History of University; higher education; staff; Universidad de La Habana; celebrities; Cuba.

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