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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 28 Collections and/or Records:

Bill, 1911 June 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0009.00022

Bill, 1911 June 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0009.00023

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A.D. Achtenberg, 1910 December 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0109.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A.D. Achtenberg informing him that Jacob Housman was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Housman’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to D. Polinsky, 1910 August 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0141.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to D. Polinsky informing him that his brother, Philip Polinsky was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Polinsky's stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to F.E. Shapiro, 1910 April 5

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0100.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to F.E. Shapiro, informing her that Isaac Morris, Jacob Levitt, and Leon Mussof were all invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt, 1910 August 29

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0051.00006
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to H. Schwatt, in which he informs Louis Simmons, Mary E. Leitman, and Miss Freda Ziegler were invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt, 1910 August 01

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0051.00003
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Dr. Herman Schwatt, in which he asks him to admit Pearl Ziegler as a regular patient. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt, 1910 August 01

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0051.00005
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Dr. Herman Schwatt, in which he informs Pearl Zeigler was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H.B. Ferguson, 1910 August 30

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0051.00007
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Mrs. H.B. Ferguson, in which he informs Freda Zeigler was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J.B. Fish, 1909 April 26

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0148.00002
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Dr. J.B. Fish asking him to admit Mr. Seidner to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society as an emergency case. Spivak informs him that the patient is suffering from hemorrhage of his lungs for the last three days. He also says that he personally investigated the case. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom. Although Spivak names a “Mr. Seidner” the letter is in Alexander Zeitlin’s file.