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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 103 Collections and/or Records:

Application of Mary Gordon to JCRS, 1907 January 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0098.0051.00012
Overview Application for admittance filled out by hand for Mary Gordon and dated January 18, 1907. The front of the form is blank. The back of the form has sections titled "Report of Medical Examiner," which is blank. The middle section of the back has "Application No. 398. Application of Mary Gordon, Received January 18, 1907, Accepted January 18, 1907, Admitted January 18, 1907, Died July 21, 1908. Remarks: Buried Sect. L Lot 63.

Complete Financial and Statistical Report of the JCRS for 1924, 1925

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Identifier: B002.05.0199.0022.00001
Overview Report of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) annual operations and finances for the period beginning January 1, 1924, and ending December 31, 1924; Dr. Philip Hillkowitz was the Society's President, and C.D. Spivak was the Secretary. Includes an obituary and memorial for Max D. Neusteter, 1874-1925, patients' writings, and a landscape architectural development plan created by S. R. De Boer. Also includes two medical papers, one devoted to children with tuberculosis. Also includes...

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 Sol. 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...

Dr. Charles Spivak at bed dedication, 1929

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Identifier: B002.04.0215.0141.00001
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.

Eighteenth Annual Report of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, 1922

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Identifier: B002.05.0199.0017.00001
Overview Report of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) annual operations and finances for the period beginning January 1, 1921, and ending December 31, 1921; Dr. Philip Hillkowitz was the Society's President, and C.D. Spivak was the Secretary. Includes statistical data about patients for 1904-1921 and a list of donors. Most of the report consists of an obituary and memorial for Dr. O. M. Shere, 1878-1922. Also includes a portrait of O. M. Shere, who was chairman of the JCRS Medical Advisory...

Eighth Annual Report, 1911, 1912

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Identifier: B002.05.0199.0008.00001
Overview Report of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) annual meeting on November 10-12, 1912, and its operations and finances for the period beginning January 1, 1911, and ending December 31, 1911; Dr. Philip Hillkowitz was the Society's President, and C.D. Spivak was the Secretary. The Secretary's report indicates that 269 patients were treated in 1911, and includes data about patients treated from 1904-1911. Includes images of the facility, statistical data about the patients (including...

Eleventh and Twelfth Annual Reports for the Years 1914-1915, 1916

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Identifier: B002.05.0199.0011.00001
Overview Reports issued in combined form for the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) annual meetings on May 20, 1915 and April 23, 1916; Dr. Philip Hillkowitz was the Society's President, and C.D. Spivak the Secretary. The Secretary's report indicated that 2,451 patients were treated from September 8, 1904 to December 31, 1915. Includes summaries of expenditures, portraits of national officers, and a list of all subscribers and donors. Published as Volume 10, Number 3 and 4 (July-September and...

Fifth Annual Report, 1909

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Identifier: B002.05.0199.0005.00001
Overview Report of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) annual meeting on February 28, 1909, and its operations and finances for the period beginning January 1, 1908, and ending December 31, 1908; Dr. Philip Hillkowitz was the Society's President, and C.D. Spivak the Secretary. The Secretary's report indicates that 243 patients were treated in 1908. Includes images of the facility, statistical data about the patients (including age, occupation, and duration of disease), and a list of all...

First Annual Report of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society at Denver, Colo., 1905

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Identifier: B002.05.0199.0001.00001
Overview Report of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) annual meeting on January 29, 1905, and its operations and finances for the period of incorporation on June 25, 1904 to January 1, 1905; Dr. Philip Hillkowitz was the Society's President, and C.D. Spivak the Secretary. The Secretary's report indicates that the first patients (six males and one female) were admitted on September 8, 1904. Includes images of the facility and a list of all donors.

Fourth Annual Report, 1908

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Identifier: B002.05.0199.0004.00001
Overview Report of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) annual meeting on February 23, 1908, and its operations and finances for the period beginning January 1, 1907, and ending December 31, 1907; Dr. Philip Hillkowitz was the Society's President, and C.D. Spivak was the Secretary. The Secretary's report indicates that 252 patients were treated in 1907. Includes images of the facility, statistical data about the patients (including initials, age, occupation, and duration of disease), and a...