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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 55 Collections and/or Records:

Goldston Bed Dedication, after 1918

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Identifier: B063.03.0035.00020
Abstract A bed dedication ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Left to right: Dr. Charles D. Spivak, a founder of the JCRS, Louis Robinson, five unidentified individuals, and Dr. Isidor Bronfin. A man holds the bed plaque that says: ''In memory of, Beloved Cecele Goldston, Beloved daughter of, Sophie and Jack Goldston, 1912-1918.'' The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of...
Dates: after 1918

Group at the National Conference of Jewish Social Services, circa 1925

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Identifier: B063.03.0035.00042
Abstract A group of people at the National Conference of Jewish Social Services. Dr. Hillkowitz (standing center), Dr. Bronfin (4th from left squatting), and Dr. Charles Spivak (squatting center) are pictured in the photograph. Dr. Spivak was a founder of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado....
Dates: circa 1925

Group in Front of the New York Ladies Pavilion at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, 1910-1919

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Identifier: B002.04.0215.0007.00001
Abstract A group of people stand in front of the New York Pavilion at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Dr. Charles Spivak is pictured in the front row, eighth from the right. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. The sanitorium was located on West Colfax Avenue just outside of Denver.
Dates: 1910-1919

Hebrew Sisters Aid Society Bed Dedication at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, after 1926

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00035
Abstract The Hebrew Sisters Aid Society of Washington D.C. Bed Dedication Ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Dr. Charles Spivak can be seen to the right in the back of the crowd. Bed plaque says, ''ENDOWED BY, THE HEBREW SISTERS AID SOCIETY, WASHINGTON, D. C., 1924The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. The sanatorium...
Dates: after 1926

Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society Records

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Identifier: B002
Abstract The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society was known as the JCRS and was founded in Denver, Colorado in 1904 as a non-sectarian sanatorium to treat tuberculosis (TB) patients, free of charge, in all stages of the disease. The society was one of the leading tuberculosis sanatoria in the country at the turn of the century founded by a group of immigrant Eastern European Jewish men, many of whom were themselves victims of TB. Headed by Dr. Charles Spivak as Secretary (1904-1927) and by Dr. Philip...
Dates: 1897-1989; Majority of material found within 1904-1973

Joshua Cowen Bed Dedication at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, after 1926

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00033
Abstract The Joshua Cowen Bed Dedication Ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Dr. Isidor Bronfin stands fourth from left and Dr. C. D. Spivak stands second from right. Bed plaque says, '' ENDOWED BY JOSHUA L. COWEN, NEW YORK, N.Y., IN MEMORY OF HIS FATHER, 1924.'' The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. The sanatorium...
Dates: after 1926

Joshua Wolfe Zeeve Bed Dedication, after 1917

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Identifier: B063.03.0035.00018
Abstract A bed dedication ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Bed donated in Joshua Wolfe Zeeve's memory. Dr. Charles Spivak stands in the back to the right and Dr. Philip Hillkowitz stands in back center. An unidentified woman holds a plaque that reads: "Joshua Wolfe Zeeve, May 15, 1858, October 11, 1917.'' The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians...
Dates: after 1917

Julius Wodiska Bed Dedication at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, after 1926

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00027
Abstract Dr. Charles D. Spivak stands right, Louis Robinson stands beside him, and Dr. Isidor Bronfin stands in back right in a white coat with several unidentified individuals at the Julius Wodiska Bed Dedication Ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). A woman in the center holds the bed's plaque which reads ''ENDOWED BY JULIUS WODISKA, NEW YORK, N.Y., IN MEMORY OF PARENTS, JACOB [dates illegible] JULIA [dates illegible].'' The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that...
Dates: after 1926

Medical Staff Banquet of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, circa 1926

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Identifier: B063.03.0035.00044
Abstract Attendees of a banquet for Medical Staff of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Dr. Philip Hillkowitz, Dr. Charles Spivak, and Dr. Isador Bronfin sit center. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. The sanatorium was located on West Colfax Avenue just outside of Denver.
Dates: circa 1926

Mr. and Mrs. S. Topletz Bed Dedication at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, after 1926

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00032
Abstract The Mr. and Mrs. S. Topletz Bed Dedication Ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Bed plaque says, ''ENDOWED BY MR. AND MRS. S. TOPLETZ, DALLAS, TEXAS, 1924.'' Dr. Isidor Bronfin stands far right and Dr. Charles D. Spivak can be seen to the right in the back of the crowd. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado....
Dates: after 1926