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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 47 Collections and/or Records:

Copy of letter from C.D. Spivak to Bayha and Bohm, 1915 July 19

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0101.0059.00024
Overview Copy of typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Bayha and Bohm in Denver, Colorado informs that Esther Greenberg of Hartford, Connecticut has placed in Spivak's hands the matter of erecting a monument for the grave of her late sister, Catherine Queen. Letter requests Bayha and Bohm call at the JCRS office to talk over the matter. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Copy of Letter from C.D Spivak to Mrs. Betty Katzman and Mrs. Mary Newman, 1908 June 12

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0012.00037
Overview Copy of typed letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. Betty Katzman and Mrs. Mary Newman in Hartford, Connecticut, stating that the son of a Rabbi afflicted by tuberculosis should come to Colorado as soon as possible and that they will try to admit him to the Sanitorium as soon as a vacancy occurs. Letter states that he cannot be admitted immediately upon arrival, as at present they have no vacancies but they are very anxious to please their friends in Connecticut, so he assures...

Doctor Recommendation from Hartford Hospital, 1907 April 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0158.00003
Overview Certificate from a doctor at the Hartford Hospital recommending that Max Cohen obtains treatment for tuberculosis in Denver. The doctor tells JCRS that Cohen’s health has not improved and needs a change in climate.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Loebel, 1910 May 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0104.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Beckie Loebel, informing her that her husband, Joseph Loebel was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Loebel's stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Bayha and Bohm, 1915 July 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0059.00023
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Bayha and Bohm in Denver, Colorado informs that Esther Greenberg of Hartford, Connecticut has placed in Spivak's hands the matter of erecting a monument for the grave of her late sister, Catherine Queen. Letter requests Bayha and Bohm call at the JCRS office to talk over the matter. Letter is signed in black ink by C.D. Spivak.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Elias Cohen, 1909 November 22

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0133.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Elias Cohen in Hartford, Conneticut, stating the information about Isidor Berkowitz's burial. He was buried at the Rose Hill Cemetery of the United Hebrew Cemetery Association. on October 6th, 1909. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mary Newman, 1910 February 25

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0130.00028
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mary Newman in Hartford, Connecticut, stating that Charles Sadofsky [Sodefsky] has been accepted to admit into to the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bototm.

Letter from C.D Spivak to Mr. S. Pollack, 1908 August 7

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0009.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. S. Pollack in Hartford, Connecticut, stating that Mr. Nathan Goldfield, a member of his branch, has been accepted to stay at the Sanitorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Sussman, 1909 October 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0133.00022
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. Sussman in Hartford, Connecticut, stating that Isidor Berkowitz has been accepted to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D Spivak to Mrs. Bettie Katzman, 1908 November 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0012.00022
Overview Typed letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. Bettie Katzman, President of The Jewish Ladies Consumptives' Relief Society in Hartford, Connecticut, notifying her that the stay of Mr. Raphael Hoffenberg at the Sanitorium of the J.C.R.S. has been extended. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.