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

 Person

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 14 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from A. London to C.D. Spivak, 1910 April 28

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0126.00006
Abstract Handwritten letter from Rev. Dr. A. London to C.D. Spivak. London tells Spivak that he has taken a great deal of interest in Dave Kirstein’s case. He wrote to follow up with Spivak about Kirstein’s circumstances at JCRS since leaving for Denver. London hopes that Spivak’s time writing a letter back to him will not be in vain and reminds Spivak that he will continue to try his best for the JCRS institution.
Dates: 1910 April 28

Letter from A. London to C.D. Spivak, 1910 August 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0126.00020
Abstract Handwritten letter from A. London to C.D. Spivak. London asks Spivak to inform him when Dave Kirstein will be ready to come home because he has several preparations to make regarding his arrival. He thanks Spivak in advance and signs the letter, “Rev. Dr. A. London” at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 August 16

Letter from C.A. Kirstein to C.D. Spivak, 1910 May 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0126.00016
Abstract Handwritten letter from Clara Kirstein to C.D. Spivak. She tells Spivak that she received his letter from May 14th and it gave her great pleasure to know her husband, Dave Kirstein was invited to JCRS. She hopes that he is doing fine and that JCRS is trying their best for him. She trusts that she will hear from Spivak soon and signs the letter “Mrs. C.A. Kirstein” at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 May 17

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. London, 1910 May 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0126.00011
Abstract Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Dr. A. London informing him that Dave Kirstein was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Kirstein's stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 May 14

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. London, 1910 August 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0126.00021
Abstract Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A. London. He tells London that he received his letter from August 16th. He also informs London that Dave Kirstein is doing very well, but the Admission and Dismission Committee have not decided a time to discharge Kirstein. Spivak tells London that he cannot tell him how soon Kirstein will leave the sanatorium, but he will update him once he receives more information.
Dates: 1910 August 23

Letter from C.D. Spivak to C.A. Kirstein, 1910 May 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0126.00014
Abstract Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Clara A. Kirstein informing her that her husband, Dave Kirstein was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Kirstein's stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 May 14

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. H. Kaplan, 1910 May 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0126.00010
Abstract Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to J.H. Kaplan informing him that Dave Kirstein was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Kirstein's stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 May 14

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Kirstein, 1910-May-14

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0126.00012
Abstract Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Jake Kirstein informing him that his brother, Dave Kirstein was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Kirstein's stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910-May-14

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J.C. Adler, 1910 May 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0126.00013
Abstract Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to J.C. Adler informing him that Dave Kirstein was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Kirstein's stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 May 14

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Zadok Lodge No. 155 members, 1910 May 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0126.00009
Abstract Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to the Zadok Lodge No. 155 members who signed the petition. Spivak is informing them that Dave Kirstein was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Kirstein's stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom. There is a note in pencil at the bottom of the letter that states, "This letter was sent to all the people who signed the letter from IOBB."
Dates: 1910 May 14