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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 41 Collections and/or Records:

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

Bed Dedication Ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, between 1904-1928

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Identifier: B063.03.0036.00038
Abstract A bed dedication ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Dr. Charles Spivak is pictured in the center, to the left of the man holding a plaque and Dr. Philip Hillkowitz is to the right of the man holding the plaque. The dedication appears to be conducted on a stage. A large American flag is hung up behind the group of people surrounding the bed. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with...
Dates: between 1904-1928

C. D. Spivak and others, circa 1920-1929

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Identifier: B002.04.0215.0150.00001
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series contains a photo album, photographs, bulletin pages, drawings, lithographs, and contact sheets of the campus and buildings, patients and family, staff and volunteers, auxiliaries and conventions, and activities connected with the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society and the AMC Cancer Research Center.
Dates: circa 1920-1929

C.D. Spivak and Others, circa 1920-1929

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Identifier: B002.04.0215.0142.00002
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series contains a photo album, photographs, bulletin pages, drawings, lithographs, and contact sheets of the campus and buildings, patients and family, staff and volunteers, auxiliaries and conventions, and activities connected with the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society and the AMC Cancer Research Center.
Dates: circa 1920-1929

Dr. and Mrs. Isidor Bronfin with Dr. Spivak, between 1904-1927

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Identifier: B063.03.0019.00002
Abstract Dr. Isidor Bronfin and his wife with Dr. Charles Spivak and a group of unidentified people. Dr. Bronfin and his wife are on the left and Dr. Spivak is holding his hat near the center of the photograph. Mr. Spivak was a founder of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Dr. Isidor Bronfin was a physician and tuberculosis specialist with the JCRS. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support...
Dates: between 1904-1927

Dr. Charles D. Spivak in a Group Portrait, between 1920-1927

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00095
Abstract Dr. Charles D. Spivak, a founder of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) with three other men. Dr. Isidor Bronfin is standing on the far right. 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.
Dates: between 1920-1927

Dr. Charles D. Spivak of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, between 1915-1927

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Identifier: B063.03.0019.00052
Abstract Dr. Charles D. Spivak standing on the front steps of a building while smoking a cigarette. Dr. Spivak was a founder of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) and served as Medical Director and Superintendent until his death in 1927. 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. It was located on West Colfax Avenue just outside...
Dates: between 1915-1927

Dr. Charles Spivak, circa 1918

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Identifier: B063.08.0016.00087
Abstract Formal military portrait of Dr. Charles Spivak wearing his World War I dress uniform.
Dates: circa 1918

Dr. Charles Spivak and Dr. Isidor Bronfin, between 1920-1928

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Identifier: B063.03.0036.00031
Abstract Dr. Charles Spivak holding the door open for Dr. Isidore Bronfin. Dr. Spivak was a founder of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Dr. Bronfin served as superintendent of the JCRS and National Jewish Hospital. 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.
Dates: between 1920-1928

Dr. Charles Spivak and Jennie Charsky in Philadelphia, 1892 September

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Identifier: B250.01.0003.00001
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection materials include biographical information on Dr. Charles and Jennie Spivak, a family tree chart, a Yiddish dictionary written by Dr. C. D. Spivak and Soloman Bloomgarden (Yehoash), correspondence and articles written by Charles Spivak. The collection also includes memorials to Charles Spivak, including the special memorial issue of the JCRS publication, "The Sanatorium." The collection also contains art by H. David Spivak, son of Charles and Jennie Spivak, including an oil...
Dates: 1892 September