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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 20 Collections and/or Records:

Letter form C.D. Spivak to S. Fein, 1907 May 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0040.00013
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. S. Fein in Milwaukee, Wisconsin thanks Fein in the name of our Board of Trustees for the esteemed favor of the 15th and for the encouraging sentiments. Spivak informs that Mrs. Buchspan arrived in Denver and a friend of JCRS met her at the depot and is now housing her. Spivak informs that he hopes to be able to admit Toba Buchspan to the Sanatorium within the next week or two. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Bernard Buchspan, 1907 May 25

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0040.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. Bernard Buchsbaum [Bernard Buchspan] in Milwaukee, Wisconsin informs that Buchspan's wife, Taube Buchspan [Toba Buchspan], was admitted as a patient into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Charles Friend, 1907 May 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0040.00012
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Charles Friend in Milwaukee, Wisconsin informs that Spivak has received Friend's letter of April 27th, regarding to Mrs. Bernard Bucksbaum [Toba Buckspan] whose physicians advise her to travel to Denver. Informs that JCRS should be able to admit Toba Buckspan within four to six weeks, "provided she files her application early." Spivak apologizes for not being more definite regarding the time for waiting. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Chas. Friend, 1907 May 25

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0040.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Chas. Friend, Secretary of Federated Jewish Charities, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin informs that Mrs. Bernard Buchsbaum [Toba Buchspan], whom Chas. Friend had written to JCRS on April 27th, has been accepted by the Admission and Dismission Committee as a patient of JCRS. Also informs that Toba Buchspan arrived in Denver on the 18th. Spivak informs Chas. Friend that JCRS is ever mindful of the financial support received from the Federated Jewish...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Glosgow, 1907 May 25

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0040.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to I. Glosgow, secretary of Badger State Lodge #162 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin informs that Mrs. Taube Buchsbaum [Toba Buchspan], wife of Bernard Buchsbaum [Bernard Buchspan] who is a member of Glosgow's society, has been accepted as a patient into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Glosgow, 1909 April 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0040.00018
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to I. Glosgow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin informs that Mrs. Toba Buchspan, wife of a member of the Badger State Lodge #162, has been invited to enter the Sanatorium of JCRS. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Previant, 1910 May 3

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0008.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Jos Previant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin states the Admission and Dismission Committee has extended Ethel Tuberman's stay at the Sanatorium until arrangements for her return to Russia are completed, in response to his previous correspondence and request. Letter notes the extended stay will not be more than two months. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Previant, 1909 December 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0008.00016
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Jos Previant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin replying to previous correspondence regarding Ethel Tuberman's condition. Letter states that the Superintendent of the Sanatorium reports she is in the 3rd stage of tuberculosis but she is doing well and immproving rapidly. C.D. Spivak notes they hope the disease will be arrested. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Previant, 1909 November 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0008.00022
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to J. Previant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin states that Ethel Tuberman has been invited to the Sanatorium of the J.C.R.S. and everything will be done to make her as comfortable as possible. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Previant, 1909 October 11

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0008.00025
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to J. Previant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin describes the condition of affairs in Denver in that there are over seventy applicants waiting to be admitted to the Sanatorium for the last three to four months. Letter requests that J. Previant write to Ethel Tuberman and ask her to call the office so that she many speak with C.D. Spivak and file and application. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.