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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 693 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from C.D. Spivak C. Bleiberg, 1911 November 21

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0104.0171.00015
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Chas. Bleiberg informing him that his brother-in-law, Max Schaeffer was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Schaeffer’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 November 21

Letter from C.D. Spivak C. Loney, 1910 December 30

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0107.00023
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Chas. Loney informing him that his daughter, Grace Wilson was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Wilson’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for her health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 December 30

Letter from C.D. Spivak H. Schwatt, 1911 May 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0150.00019
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt informing him that Jacob Dayner, Dora Grush, and Max Fink were all invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 May 17

Letter from C.D. Spivak I. Saltzburg, 1910 June 28

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0165.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Isaac Saltzburg informing him that his son, Joseph Saltzburg was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society as an emergency patient. Spivak hopes that Saltzburg’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health before he heads for the coast. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 June 28

Letter from C.D. Spivak L. Yudelowitz, 1908 March 30

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0119.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Leah Yudelowitz informing her that her husband, Dave Yudelowitz was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Yudelowitz's stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 March 30

Letter from C.D. Spivak M. Gordon, 1910 July 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0168.00017
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Morris Gordon informing him that his sister, Rosa Gordon was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Gordon’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for her health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 July 19

Letter from C.D. Spivak N.P. Levin, 1910 May 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0096.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to N.P. Levin, informing him that Jacob Ginsburg, A. Goldstein, Ike Clein, and Dave Kirstein were all invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 May 16

Letter from C.D. Spivak N.P. Levin, 1910 June 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0133.00013
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to N.P. Levin informing him that Jennie Goldberg was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 June 9

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Benjamin, 1910 April 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0119.00015
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Benjamin of the United Jewish Charities informing him that Dave Yudelowtiz was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society as an emergency case. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 April 21

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Billen, 1910 January 25

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0036.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Abe Billen regarding his admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak is pleased to inform Billen that the Admission and Dismission Committee of the JCRS extends an invitation to come to the sanatorium. Spivak also provides instructions when accepting the offer. Billen must present the letter to the superintendent of JCRS within two days and between the hours of 9 A.M. to 4 P.M., except on Saturdays and Sundays. He also writes a postscript...
Dates: 1910 January 25