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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 63 Collections and/or Records:

Copy of letter from C.D. Spivak to A.D. Achtenberg, 1909 May 3

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0025.00007
Overview Copy of typed letter C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. A.D. Achtenberg in Missouri informing that Spivak has enclosed a bill sent by Mrs. Annie Nowlander for board and lodging of Mr. Hyman Yablonsky for seven and a half weeks. Spivak informs that the total amounts to $41.25 which Spivak hopes Achtenberg will honor as he suggested on February 27, 1909. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from A Rosentreter to C.D. Spivak, 1909 September 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0024.00012
Overview Typed letter from A. Rosentreter in Saint Louis, Missouri to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Mr. Simon Shapiro had approached Rosentreter with a dispatch from Spivak that informed Harry Shapiro had died in Denver on September 23rd. Rosentreter informs that Simon Shapiro has wired to Spivak to bury his son in Denver and requests Harry's trunk and belongings sent to 2716 Gravois Ave., Saint Louis. Letter is signed in black ink "A. Rosentreter, Rabbi."

Letter from Adolph Rosentreter to C.D. Spivak, 1909 October 5

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0024.00008
Overview Typed letter from Adolph Rosentreter in Saint Louis, Missouri to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Simon Shapiro and his son Ezy Shapiro came to Rosentreter to ask why C.D. Spivak had not answered the Shapiro's letter from two weeks previous concerning their deceased family member Harry Shapiro. Rosentreter informs that he has enclosed an affidavit of Ezy Shapiro, brother of Harry, giving Spivak permission to draw on the account for $50 for the Sanatorium of JCRS which Harry had...

Letter from B. Frank to C.D. Spivak, 1909 January 26

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0072.00002
Overview Hand written letter from B. Frank in Saint Louis, Missouri to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado requests if the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society has room for a patient by the name of Joe Siegman, who is a member of the Grand Lodge Progressive Order of the West. Informs that Siegman was ordered by doctors to be sent to the hospital in Denver. Informs that the lodge is working to raise money for the institution and will send a first payment for $300 or $350. Frank requests that Spivak do what he...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Rosentreter, 1909 October 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0024.00011
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Rabbi A. Rosentretter [Adolph Rosentreter] in Saint Louis, Missouri informs Spivak has received Rosentreter's letter in reference to Mr. Simon Shapiro. Simon Shapiro's son, Harry Shapiro, died at the JCRS Sanatorium on September 23. Spivak informs that Simon Shapiro's request to send Harry's belongings duly received. In reply, Spivak states that he has written a letter under the date of September 24th giving Simon Shapiro all the details and...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Rosentreter, 1909 October 11

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0024.00002
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Rabbi A. Rosentrietter [Adolph Rosentreter] in St. Louis, Missouri, informs that Spivak obtained $250.00 which he will send to Rosentreter in the form of a draft of the bank made out to Ezy Shapiro and also $50.00 which the late Mr. Shapiro bequeathed to JCRS. Spivak enclosed funeral expenses amounting to $31.50 which he requests Mr. Ezy Shapiro pay to JCRS. Spivak also informs that an official receipt for the $50 donation will be sent to the...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A.D. Achtenberg, 1909 May 22

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0025.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. A.D. Achtenberg in Missouri informs that Spivak has received Achtenberg's favor of a check for $41.25 to cover the board of Mr. Hyman Yablonsky. Spivak informs that he has forwarded same to Mrs. Annie Nowlander. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A.D. Achtenberg, 1909 May 3

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0025.00005
Overview Typed letter on JCRS letterhead from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. A.D. Achtenberg in Missouri informing that Spivak has enclosed a bill sent by Mrs. Annie Nowlander for board and lodging of Mr. Hyman Yablonsky for seven and a half weeks. Spivak informs that the total amounts to $41.25 which Spivak hopes Achtenberg will honor as he suggested on February 27, 1909. Letter is signed in black ink by C.D. Spivak.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A.D. Achtenberg, 1909 May 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0025.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. A.D. Achtenberg in Missouri informs that Spivak has heard from Mrs. Annie Nowlander, with whom Mr. Hyman Yablonsky boarded, inquiring if Spivak had received any payment for the board bill amounting to $41.25. Spivak informs that in looking over their correspondence, he saw he had sent the letter with the bill on May 3rd. Spivak informs that Mrs. Nowlander is a poor woman and he promised her that the money will be paid to her and so he...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A.D. Achtenberg, 1909 April 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0025.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to A.D. Achtenberg in Missouri informs that Hyman Yablowsky, in whose welfare A.D. Achtenberg is interested, has been invited to enter the JCRS Sanatorium to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.