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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 20 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H.A. Hyatt, 1913 September 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0037.00002
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. H.A. Hyatt, County Clerk, in Golden Colorado replies to Mr. Hyatt's letter and informs that Mr. Joseph Rettig, who died on November, did not pass away at the Sanatorium and so Spivak does not know the name of the physician who attended Joe Rettig during his last illness. Spivak suggests that Hyatt communicate with the State Board of Health as they must have record of the name of the physician who signed his death certificate. Letter is...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H.A. Hyatt , 1913 September 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0037.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. H.A. Hyatt in Golden, Colorado informs that after looking over JCRS records and makeing inquiries, Spivak has discovered that Joseph Rettig, about whom Hyatt telephoned about, was buried at Gold Hill Cemetery under the name of Joeseph Leher Rettig on November 30, 1909. Spivak informs that he hopes the above information is satisfactory. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Loften Davidson, 1908 November 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0052.00012
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to J. Loften Davidson in Golden, Colorado, stating that he received a letter from the "Secretary of the Meyer David Lodge No. 163" in Chicago, Illinois that Hyman Pozner's wife, Rosa Pozner, would not recieve an insurance check from the "Grand Lodge" until the age on Hyman Pozner's death certifacte was corrected [change 39 to 33]. Spivak is kindly asking Mr. Davidson from the "Local Registar District No 114 in Jefferson County" to fix this...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Loften Davidson, 1908 November 11

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0052.00018
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colordo, to J. Loften Davidson in Golden, Colorado, stating that enclosed is a check for $1.50 for the certified death certificate of Hyman Pozner. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Loften Davidson, 1909 September 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0068.00012
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to "Mr. J. Loften Davidson" [J. Lofton Davidson] in Golden, Colorado informs that Spivak has enclosed a check amounting to $1.50 in payment for a certified copy of a death certificate of Morris Ziskind. Spivak writes that "Moe" Ziskind died August 22nd, 1909 at the Sanatorium of JCRS. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. J. Loften, 1908 September 5

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0013.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. J. Loften Davidson in Golden, Colorado, stating that enclosed please find a check for $3.00 in payment for two certified copies of death certificates for the late Max Goldstein, who died at the Sanitorium of the J.C.R.S. on the 5th of August. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. J. Loften Davidson, 1908 August 29

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0013.00012
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. J. Lofton Davidson in Denver, Colorado, requesting a certified copy of death certificate for Max Goldstein, who died at the Sanitorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society on August 5th and that enclosed find check for one and 50/100 (1.50) dollars. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. J. Loften Davidson [J. Lofton Davidson], 1908 September 5

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0030.00014
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr J. Loften Davidson [J. Lofton Davidson] in Golden, Colorado. Letter states that enclosed is a check for $1.50, in payment of certified copy of death certificate of Mr. Meyer Kessler, who died at the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society on August 19th. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D Spivak to Mr. J. Lofton Davidson, 1909 January 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0077.00014
Overview Typed letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. J. Lofton Davidson, Reigstrator Jefferson County in Golden, Colorado. Letter informs that Spivak has enclosed a check for one dollar and fifty cents for the death certificate of Simon Wasserstein who "died at the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society on the 6th inst." Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. J. Lofton Davidson, 1908 September 5

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0026.00034
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series of patient records includes medical reports and histories, statistical data of patients, x-rays, and death certificates. The patient files include applications, correspondence and some may also contain photographs and personal items.