Dr. Michael P. Schuster biography

DR. MICHAEL P. SCHUSTER, a successful physician and surgeon of El Paso, who in his practice is making a specialty of the diseases of the eye, ear, noise and throat, and is president of the board of trustees of the Providence Hospital, is a native of Hungary. He acquired his medical education in the University of Vienna, from which he graduated in 1889, after coming under the instruction of some of the most noted physicians and surgeons of the old world. In the year 1891 he crossed the Atlantic to the United States and has constantly won recognition from the public for his professional skill. In 1894 he came to El Paso, where he has since made his home. He now limits his private practice to diseases of the eye, ear, noise and throat, but he is also chief surgeon of the Consolidated Kansas City Smelting & Refining Company, which has an extensive plant here, employing over fifteen hundred men, and as the member of this department Dr. Schuster’s practice is general. He is likewise the president of the Providence Hospital Association, incorporated, at El Paso, whose hospital is a splendidly equipped institution for general medical and surgical practice through its recent enlargement, now having a capacity of fifty beds. He belongs to the County State and American Medical Associations, and was president of the El Paso County Medical Society in 1905, which is one of the most organizations of this character in the southwest, having on its membership rolls the names of many eminent physicians.

Dr. Schuster married Miss E. Moskovits. They have two sons and two daughters.

Source: B. B. Paddock, History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1906), Vol. I, pp. 469-470.