A physician, Martin Brustmann was a military surgeon in World War I from 1915-18, then was a lecturer and sports medical consultant in Wünsdorf at the Sport School of the Army from 1920-22. In 1932 he joined the NSDAP and SA with the rank of Sanitary Ban Leader. He became district leader in Berlin for the German federation of sport physicians in 1934, and was also the family doctor for SS leader Reinhard Heydrich (Chief of the Security Police and the Security Force). Brustmann joined the SS in 1938 (as Standard Leader) and became a consultant to Heinrich Himmler concerning homosexual queries and consultant for members of the Reichs Government concerning "life and martial styling". He was later the SS doctor for the Application Within the Reichs Security Central Office, along with the German Institute for Psychologic Research and Psychotherapy in Berlin (Göring Institute). Between 1946 and 1947 he was arrested by the British at Eselheide near Paderborn, but he eventually made his living as a doctor in Hildesheim. As chief physician, he was responsible for the athletes of the German Rowing Federation, but was released shortly before the 1952 Olympics, as his preparation “Testoviron” was classified as a performance enhancing drug.
Brustmann accompanied the German Olympic team as a doctor at the Olympic Games from 1912-1936 and published his experiences at the 1906 and 1912 Olympics in the books Olympic Sport, Theory, Technics, Training, Tactic (1910) and Olympic Coach Book (1912). After the 1906 Olympics he introduced the javelin throw to Germany. In his sporting career he traveled on own costs to the 1906 Olympic Games, where he took part in the 100 metres, long jump, standing long jump and triple jump with little success. One year later he earned his only German title in the long jump.
Personal Bests: 100 m – 11.0 (1905); PV – 2.83 m (1906); LJ – 6.77 m (1907); TJ – 12.92 m (1907); JT – 37.27 m (1906).