The Museum for History of Georgian Medicine possesses a unique collection of more than 19,000 objects, pieces of art (sculptures of L. Gudiashvili, T. Mirzashvili etc.) 3000-year-old heritage ranging from prehistoric archeological materials to the documentation of XIX century Georgian medical practices and the formation of first Georgian medical faculties, exceptional photo collection, personal archives of renowned Georgian medics, old and rare medical tools and equipment.
A significant part of the collection was obtained through more than 40 expeditions held between 1960-1987 in each region of Georgia, resulting in unique material on traditional Georgian medicine, including thousands of recipes, hundreds of components of vegetable and mineral origin, herbariums. The materials are systemized based on diseases and regions, scientifically examined and may well be used for modern medical practices.
Museum serves as an educational basis and informational resource center for the students of Tbilisi State Medical University and other higher medical institution in Georgia, as well as the health professionals, tourists and potential partners.
The library has preserved numerous rare books of Georgian and foreign authors concerning medicine, geography, history and other subjects, more than 60 monographs, more than 500 manuscripts which have been textually examined. Under the auspices of the museum the multi volume publication of Georgian historic medical texts was launched.