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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. Myers, 1911 January 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0141.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Myers. Spivak tells Myers that he will try his best to admit Mrs. Manheimer into the sanatorium as soon as possible, but little vacancies occur during January. Spivak also reminds Myers that JCRS has a long wait list of applicants waiting to enter the sanatorium, but the Admission and Dismission Committee will try their best to make an exception. Spivak trusts that she will arrive in Denver safely.
Dates: 1911 January 17

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Myers, 1911 January 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0141.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Myers informing her that L. O. Manheimer was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak hopes that Manheimer’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for her health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 January 18

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Orchim, 1910 May 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0116.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Achnosas Orchim informing them that Hyman Bolen was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 May 2

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Rapaport, 1910 December 13

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0155.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Abraham Rapaport informing him that his brother, Nathan Rapaport was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Rapaport’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 December 13

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

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0034.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Reichman informing him that Albert Heck was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Heck’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 March 16

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Rosner, 1909 May 12

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0151.00008
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Annie Rosner informing her that her husband, Fred Rosner was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Rosner’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 May 12

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Rosner, 1910 June 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0151.00021
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Annie Rosner informing her that her husband, Fred Rosner was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Rosner’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 June 24

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Shapiro, 1910 May 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0096.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Shapiro, a fellow member of the Workmen's Circle, informing him that Jacob Ginsburg was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Ginsburg's stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 May 14

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Simon, 1911 January 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0098.00022
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Simon informing him that Louis Quint was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak tells Simon that he gave a sigh of relief once he found out the Admission and Dismission Committee admitted Quint. Spivak trusts that the bitter feelings regarding Quint's wait to be admitted has quieted down. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 January 23

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Smarodin, 1911 February 6

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0122.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Abr. Smarodin informing him that his son, D. Smarodin was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Smarodin's stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 February 6