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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:

Telegram from C.D. Spivak to L. Wolsey, 1910 August 5

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0025.00006
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak to L. Wolsey. Spivak tells Wolsey that Gutnick will be admitted no later than August 15th, 1910.
Dates: 1910 August 5

Telegram from C.D. Spivak to the Daily Jewish Courier, 1910 May 30

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0156.00003
Overview Postal Telegraph-Cable Company night telegram from C.D. Spivak to the Daily Jewish Courier. Spivak informs them that JCRS will be pleased to take care of the young man they referenced in their previous telegraph once the sanatorium has vacancy. Spivak tells the courier that the sanatorium is very crowded at the present time so be sure to send the man with money to cover his room and lodging at a rate of $5.50 per week. Spivak also advises that before the man comes to Denver he must obtain...
Dates: 1910 May 30

Telegraph from C.D. Spivak to the Daily Jewish Courier, 1910 May 30

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0156.00004
Overview The Western Union Telegraph Company night letter from C.D. Spivak to the Daily Jewish Courier. Spivak informs them that JCRS will be pleased to take care of the young man they referenced in their previous telegraph once the sanatorium has vacancy. Spivak tells the courier that the sanatorium is very crowded at the present time so be sure to send the man with money to cover his room and lodging at a rate of $5.50 per week. Spivak also advises that before the man comes to Denver he must obtain...
Dates: 1910 May 30