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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 to A. Breitenberg, 1911 March 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0153.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Abraham Breitenberg regarding his admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak is pleased to inform Breitenberg 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. Breitenberg must present the letter to the superintendent of JCRS within two days and between the hours of 2 P.M. to 4 P.M., except on Saturdays and Sundays. He also writes...
Dates: 1911 March 24

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Breitenberg, 1911 March 25

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0153.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Annie Breitenberg informing her that her husband, Abraham Breitenberg was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Breitenberg’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 March 25

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Cahan, 1910 April 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0108.00016
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Abe Cahan, informing him that Harry Kantor was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Kantor's stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 April 14

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Cohen, 1910 December 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0110.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Cohen informing him that his friend, Morris Javitz was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak hopes that Javitz’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 December 1

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Cohen, 1910 September 30

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0024.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Abraham Cohen regarding his admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak is pleased to inform Cohen 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. Cohen 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 September 30

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Cohen, 1910 October 7

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0024.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Cohen informing him that his brother-in-law, Abraham Cohen was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Cohen’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 October 7

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Cooper, 1910 November 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0088.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Asher Cooper regarding his admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak is pleased to inform Cooper 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. Cooper must present the letter to the superintendent of JCRS within two days and between the hours of 2 P.M. to 4 P.M., except on Saturdays and Sundays. He also writes a postscript...
Dates: 1910 November 14

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Goodman, 1910 June 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0124.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Abe Goodman informing him that Rachel Goodman was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society as an emergency patient. Spivak trusts that Goodman's stay at JCRS will be beneficial for her health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 June 1

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Goodman and J.I. Hambourger, 1911 March 25

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0153.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Goodman and J.I. Hambourger of the Gotthold Ephraim Lessing Lodge #37 informing them that Abraham Breitenberg was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Breitenberg’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 March 25

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Heck, 1910 March 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0034.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Albert Heck regarding his admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak is pleased to inform Heck 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. Heck 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 telling...
Dates: 1910 March 16