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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.S. Greenstein, 1910 July 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0168.00018
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A.S. Greenstein informing him that 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 to B. Batchofsky, 1911 September 28

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0154.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Bernard Batchofsky informing him that his wife, Jennie Batchofsky was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Batchofsky’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for her health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 September 28

Letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Berngartt, 1911 January 31

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0126.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Berngartt of the Perseverance Lodge #26 I.O.O.F. informing him that S. Grafman was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Grafman's stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 January 31

Letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Blauweis, 1910 June 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0150.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Bertha Blauweis informing her that her husband, Sam Blauweis was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Blauweis' stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 June 8

Letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Clein, 1910 May 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0118.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Clein, brother of Ike Clein, informing him that Ike Clein was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Clein'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 B. Cohen, 1910 December 13

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0155.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Cohen informing him that 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 B. Englander, 1909 December 6

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0121.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Englander informing him that I. Perlman was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak wants all memebers in Englander's community to know. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom. There is a postscript that states the letter was sent to other national directors including H. Kirchenstein, P. Miller, H. Rocklin, Jos. Schoenberg, and I. Weiss.
Dates: 1909 December 6

Letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Fine, 1911 July 28

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0030.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Fine informing him that Louis Twersky was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Twersky’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 July 28

Letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Goldenberg, 1911 April 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0159.00014
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Goldenberg informing him that his brother, Nathan Marcou was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Marcou’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 April 20

Letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Gutnick, 1910 August 11

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0025.00012
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. B. Gutnick informing her that her son, Louis Gutnick was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Gutnick’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 August 11