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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 1628 Collections and/or Records:

Abe Levy's Physical Examination, 1908 October 9

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0100.0072.00014
Overview Handwritten in ink physical examination of Abe Levy written by J.B. Fish in Edgewater, Colorado, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. It reads "Today's physical examination of Mr. A levy "Case 631" is as follows...". Letter/physical exam is unsigned.
Dates: 1908 October 9

Adolph Berman's Physical Examination, 1908 October 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0058.00003
Overview Physical examination of Adolph Berman handwritten in ink by J.B. Fish in Edgewater, Colorado, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. The examination reads "Today's physical examination of Mr. A. H. Berman 'case 628' is as follows...". Physical Exam in unsigned.
Dates: 1908 October 2

Alexander Horwitz's Application for Admittance to JCRS, between 1904 August 22-October 5

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0097.0012.00001
Overview Application for admittance to JCRS filled out by hand for Alexander Horwitz and dated August 22, 1904. Information on the form includes his age, birth place, occupation, residence, marital status, nearest relatives, and signed by Alexander Horwitz. The back of the form has sections titled "Report of Medical Advisory Board," blank, and "Report of Executive Committee," both blank. The middle section of the back is a form filled out by hand in ink. It reads, "16, No. 13, 16 [both crossed out],...
Dates: between 1904 August 22-October 5

Annie Levine's Physical Examination, 1908 September 25

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0065.00010
Overview Annie Levine's physical examination handwritten in ink written by JB Fish in Edgewater, Colorado, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. It reads "Today's physical examination of Mrs. A. Levine 'Case 625' is as follows...". Physical Exam/letter is unsigned.
Dates: 1908 September 25

Barney Goldberg's Application for Admittance to JCRS, between 1904 August 22-1906 November 3

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0097.0013.00001
Overview Application for admittance to JCRS filled out by hand for Barney Goldberg and dated August 22, 1904. Information on the form includes his age, birth place, occupation, residence, marital status, nearest relatives, and signed by Barney Goldberg. The back of the form has sections titled "Report of Medical Advisory Board," blank, and "Report of Executive Committee," filled in by hand with "Admitted to take meals & stay on grounds for one month, at meeting of Executive Committee Sept 13,...
Dates: between 1904 August 22-1906 November 3

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

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Identifier: B063.03.0036.00038
Overview 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

Belle Schapiro's Physical Examination, 1908 September 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0060.00013
Overview Handwritten physical examination in ink of Belle Schapiro written by J.B. Fish in Edgewater, Colorado, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado that reads "Today's physical examination of Miss Belle Shapiro 'Case 617' is as follows...". Letter/physical exam is unsigned.
Dates: 1908 September 19

Benjamin Janowitz's Physical Examination to C.D. Spivak, 1908 September 19

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0100.0100.00007
Overview Handwritten letter in pen from J.B. Fish in Edgewater, Colorado to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado about Benjamin Janowitz's physcial examination.
Dates: 1908 September 19

Benjamin Mandel's Physical Examination, 1908 October 6

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0100.0056.00009
Overview Handwritten physical examination in ink by J.B. Fish in Edgewater, Colorado, of Benjamin Mandel, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. It reads "Today's physical examination of Mr. B. Mandel 'case 630' is as follows...". Letter is unsigned.
Dates: 1908 October 6

Blank Application for Admittance to JCRS

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0097.0010.00002
Overview Blank application for admission to JCRS. Jacob Goldstein's name is printed on the back of the application.
Dates: 1906