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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 29 Collections and/or Records:

Bill, 1911 June 15

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0104.0009.00022

Bill, 1911 June 15

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0104.0009.00023
Overview Bill for undertaking expenses for Joseph Winkler, totaling $20. Date is inferred.
Dates: 1911 June 15

JCRS Patient #3704 Ida Malbin, 1916 August 3 - 1916 October 27

 File
Identifier: B002.01.0112.0142
Overview JCRS Patient File #3704 Ida Malbin. Folder contains application and correspondence. After release from the sanatorium patient went to the Denver Sheltering Home.
Dates: 1916 August 3 - 1916 October 27

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.
Dates: 1910 December 21

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.
Dates: 1910 August 2

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.
Dates: 1910 April 5

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.
Dates: 1910 August 29

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.
Dates: 1910 August 01

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.
Dates: 1910 August 01

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.
Dates: 1910 August 30