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Spivak, C. D. (Charles D.), 1861-1927

 Person

Biography

A Jewish Immigrant from Tsarist Russia, Spivak pursued medicine out of a desire to be of service to humanity. In 1896, when his wife Jennie showed signs of incipient tuberculosis, Spivak moved their young family to Denver to take advantage of Colorado’s reputation as the World’s Sanatorium. Spivak's concern for the indignant consumptives he saw flooding into the state led to his founding the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society (JCRS), a sanatorium dedicated to the care of all, even those in the advanced stages of TB. Spivak also ensured that the primarily Eastern European Jewish patients were cared for in an environment that respected their culture- unlike many such institutions, the JCRS featured a kosher kitchen and observed the Jewish Sabbath and holidays. Dr. Spivak was also an associate professor of medicine at the University of Denver from 1896-1901.

Citation:
Leḳsiḳon fun der nayer Yidisher liṭeraṭur, 1965 (Spiṿaḳ, Ḥayim; d. 10-16-1927; b. as Ḥayim-Ḥayḳl Spiṿaḳoṿsḳi; d. in Denver, Colorado) Yehoash. Idish ṿerṭerbukh, 1926: t.p. (Dr. Ḥayim Spiṿaḳ) t.p. verso (Dr. C. D. Spivak [in rom.]) Who's who in American Jewry, 1926 (Spivak, Charles; physician, author; b. 12-25-1861, Krementschug, Russia).

Found in 4541 Collections and/or Records:

20th Annual Convention Photograph, May 30, 1924

 Item — Drawer B002.04.00001: Series B002.04 [Barcode: U186023299432]
Identifier: B002.04.00001
Abstract

One (1) panoramic photo of attendees at the JCRS 20th Annual Convention (1924) in Washington D.C. in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

Dates: May 30, 1924

50th Birthday Dinner, 1946 November 30

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Identifier: B002.04.0340.0007.00002
Abstract

The attendees at a 50th birthday celebration dinner in honor of Rubin Schwartz in New York City at the Hotel Commodore on November 30, 1946 are shown sitting at tables.

Dates: 1946 November 30

1906 View of JCRS Campus, 1906

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Identifier: B002.04.0339.0001.00001
Abstract Panoramic view of the tents, three buildings and the farm at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Various people are standing in front of the tents and buildings. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. The sanatorium was located on West Colfax Avenue just outside of Denver. In 1954 the institution changed its mission...
Dates: 1906

A Legacy of Healing: Early Colorado Jews in Medicine, 2005

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Identifier: B230.03.0023.00004
Abstract

Brief biographies of Jewish men and women who contributed to medicine, the Jewish community, and Colorado. Contains historical photographs and interviews with people who knew some of the early key figures.

Dates: 2005

Adele Karsh Remembering JCRS, 2005 May 29

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Identifier: B353.09.0002.00001
Abstract

Video of Adele Karsh sharing memories about the JCRS and her grandfather Dr. Charles Spivak.

Dates: 2005 May 29

AMC Patients Doing Jig-saw Puzzle and Embroidery, between 1960-1969

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Identifier: B002.04.0339.0007.00001
Abstract

American Medical Center (AMC) Cancer Center male patient putting together a jig-saw the help of a nurse and another woman. A female patient is doing embroidery at the same table.

Dates: between 1960-1969

AMC Patients Studying Poetry, between 1960-1969

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Identifier: B002.04.0339.0007.00002
Abstract

AMC Cancer Center patients studying poetry in the library.

Dates: between 1960-1969

Another letter from Dr. Theodore Sachs to Dr. Spivak, 1907 March 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0097.0139.00009
Abstract

Another letter from Dr. Theodore Sachs to Dr. Spivak saying that he hadn't gotten a response his original letter and that he would apreciate a response.

Dates: 1907 March 4

Application for Lena Greenberg to JCRS, 1906 February 12

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Identifier: B002.01.0097.0115.00002
Abstract Application for admittance to JCRS filled out by hand for Lena Greenberg and is dated Feb 12, 1906. Information on the form includes his age, birth place, occupation, residence, marital status, children's ages, nearest relatives, and signed Lena Greenberg.The back of the form has sections titled "Report of Medical Advisory Board" and "Report of Executive Committee," both are blank. The middle section of the back is a form filled out by hand. It reads, "No. 191, Case # 107 (crossed out)...
Dates: 1906 February 12

Application of A. Aisenberg to JCRS, 1906 September 7

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Identifier: B002.01.0097.0204.00001
Abstract Application for admittance to JCRS filled out by hand for A. Aisenberg and is dated Sep 7, 1906. Information on the form includes his age, birth place, occupation, residence, marital status, children's ages, nearest relatives, and signed A. Aisenberg. The back of the form has sections titled "Report of Medical Advisory Board" and "Report of Executive Committee," both are blank. The middle section of the back is a form filled out by hand. It reads, "No. 305, case 257, Application of A....
Dates: 1906 September 7