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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. Stamp, 1910 May 5

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0090.00008
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Andrew Stamp, brother of William Stamp, informing him that W. Stamp was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that W. Stamp's stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 May 5

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Stitch, 1911 October 31

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0159.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Abraham Stitch informing him that his son, Herman Stitch was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Stitch’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 October 31

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Stone, 1910 December 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0109.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Abraham Stone informing him that his cousin, Jacob Housman was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Housman’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 December 21

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Tilzer, 1908 October 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0143.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Tilzer informing him that H. Nagler was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak assures him that Nagler’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 October 16

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

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0108.00014
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A.A. Kantor, informing him that his son, 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.D. Achtenberg, 1911 August 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0109.00015
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to A.D. Achtenberg. Spivak tells Achtenberg that Mr. Housman was examined by JCRS and they found that Housman was not in a condition to leave the sanatorium. Spivak informs Achtenberg that Housman’s stay will be extended and he hopes that Housman’s health improves. Spivak also tells Achtenberg that JCRS does not discharge patients for the love of it, but because of the pressure to admit other applicants.
Dates: 1911 August 10

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A.D. Achtenberg, 1910 December 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0109.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A.D. Achtenberg informing him that Jacob Housman was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Housman’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 December 21

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A.J. Biskind, G. Laufman, H. Paskind, and D.J. Zinner, 1911 March 25

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0153.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A.J. Biskind, G. Laufman, H. Paskind, and D.J. Zinner informing them that Abraham Breitenberg was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 March 25

Letter from C.D. Spivak to all national directors of Milwaukee, 1911 March 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0160.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to all of the national directors in Milwauke informing them that Bernhard Adler was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak wants all their friends in Milwaukee to know that JCRS is doing their best to help suffering members of their community. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 March 1

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A.S. Greenstein, 1910 August 3

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0148.00015
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A.S. Greenstein informing him that Hyman Daily was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 August 3