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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 32 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Annie Foster, 1908 August 17

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0100.0044.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. Annie Foster in Roxbury, Massachusetts, stating that her sister, Mary Cohen, has been accepted into the JCRS. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Fineberg, 1910 April 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0064.00002
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. H. Fineberg, JCRS field secretary in Boston, Massachusetts informs that in regards to Mr. Joseph Levin from Providence, Rhode Island, Spivak has enclosed a letter from J.B. Fish which will give further details on the situation. Letter also informs that Spivak recieved Fineberg's list from Providence. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Golden, 1909 July 7

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0056.00013
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Dr. L. Golden in Boston, Massachusetts informs that Sam Bromberg, on whose behalf Dr. L. Golden had written, has been invited to enter the JCRS Sanatorium to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Max Mitchell, 1909 October 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0056.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Max Mitchell in Boston, Massachusetts informs that Spivak would like Mr. Sam Bromberg to call at the JCRS office and file an application there and as soon as there is a vacancy Bromberg will be readmitted. Spivak informs that if he had known Bromberg's address in Denver, Spivak would have written him directly. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Max Mitchell, 1909 October 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0056.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Max Mitchell, Superintendent of the Federated Jewish Charities of Boston, in Boston Massachusetts informs that Sam Bromberg was a patient of the Sanatorium of JCRS since July 7th and was discharged September 13th. Spivak informs that he was discharged by the JCRS Superintendent for using abusive language but that he was able to take care of himself at that time and had a reasonable offer made to Bromberg by one of their acquaintances. Letter...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Max Mitchell, 1909 July 7

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0056.00011
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Max Mitchell in Boston, Massachusetts informs that Mr. Sam Bromberg has been invited to come to the Sanatorium of the JCRS and is now a patient. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. B. Slepian, 1910 August 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0020.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. B. Slepian in Boston, Massachusetts informs that Mr. Sam Cohen, a resident of Boston, has been invited to come to the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. I.B. Reinherz, 1910 August 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0020.00013
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. I.B. Reinherz in Boston, Massachusetts informs that Mr. Sam Cohen, a resident of Boston, has been invited to come to the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. M.L. Silverstein, 1910 August 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0020.00012
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. M.L. Silverstein in Boston, Massachusetts informs that Mr. Sam Cohen, a resident of Boston, has been invited to come to the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Robt. Warsaw, 1910 August 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0020.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. Robt. Warsaw [Robert Warsaw] in Boston, Massachusetts informs that Mr. Sam Cohen, a resident of Boston, has been invited to come to the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.