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National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives (U.S.)



Found information from National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Nov. 15, 2001 (name changed 1997 to National Jewish Medical and Research Center; History of name changes: National Jewish Hospital (1899-1924--National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives; 1925-1964--National Jewish Hospital at Denver; 1965-1977--National Jewish Hospital and Research Center; after National Asthma Center merged with National Jewish, 1978-1985--National Jewish Hospital/National Asthma Center; 1986-1996--National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine; 1997-2008 -- National Jewish Medical and Research Center; July 2008- National Jewish Health).

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Mr. Kushneroff from Dr. Spivak, 1908 November 28

Identifier: B002.01.0100.0107.00024
Overview Typed letter to "Mr. [Abe] Kushneroff, c/o Nat'l. Jewish Hospital for Consumptives" in Denver, CO from Dr. Spivak dated "Nov. 28, 1908" [sic]. The letter states, "[a]t the request of Dr. M. Samfield...of the" JCRS "of Memphis Tenn.," I have enclosed a black application for the JCRS Sanatorium [sic]. Dr. Spivak instructs A. Kushneroff to "ask permission of Dr. Collins" to come meet in his office for an examination and help in filling out the JCRS application [sic]. The letter is not signed but...
Dates: 1908 November 28

Medical Examination Chart , 1908

Identifier: B002.01.0100.0004.00009
Overview Medical examination chart on National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives, Denver, Colorado letterhead for Leon Skoss filled out in ink which includes personal history, family history, his previous general health and the history of his present illness, which is located on the back.
Dates: 1908

National Jewish Hospital Records

Identifier: B005
Overview In 1899, the Jewish community erected the non-sectarian National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives (NJH), the first sanatorium in Denver, Colorado, for tuberculosis victims. With the financial assistance of the International B'nai B'rith fraternal organization, patients from all over the U.S. were admitted free of charge. The NJH adopted a program that emphasized the benefits of fresh air, proper nutrition, and rest. The hospital was founded by a group of Jewish residents of Denver who were of...
Dates: 1892-