For many years this was the medical practice of Dr Rudolph Bohrsmann, one of the early graduates from Sydney University’s Medical School. Dr Bohrsmann was an active supporter of the local school.
36 Glebe Point Road, adjacent to Derby Place
Dr Rudolph Hermann Bohrsmann (1871 – 1925), Medical practitioner.
Rudolph Bohrsmann was born in 1871 and educated at Sydney Grammar. After graduating in Medicine from the University of Sydney in 1894, he lived at 82 Glebe Road and entered the practice of his elder brother in the city. In 1898 he took over the practice at 36 Glebe Road. Dr Bohrsmann took a keen interest in the school and charged nothing for treating its pupils’ cuts and grazes. He awarded an annual gold medal to the boy dux of the school. Names of dux from 1900 until 1923 are recorded on the Dr Bohrsmann Honour Board still hanging in a school corridor.
Although born in Australia, Dr Bohrsmann and his brothers no doubt suffered vilification during World War One through the activities of media such as the Mirror of Australia which exposed individual ‘Huns’ in Sydney suburbs: ‘a detestable species [to be] purged altogether’.