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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 B. Twersky, 1911 July 28

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0030.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Becki Twersky informing her that her husband, 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. Waskawitz, 1910 September 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0162.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. B. Waskawitz informing her that her brother, Herman Berkowitz was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Berkowitz’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 September 9

Letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Weinstein, 1910 August 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0170.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Weinstein informing her that her son, Daivs Weinstein was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Weinstein’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 August 10

Letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Wigatow, 1911 October 31

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0158.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Banjamin Wigatow regarding his admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak is pleased to inform Wigatow 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. Wigatow 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...
Dates: 1911 October 31

Letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Wildauer, 1910 May 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0118.00018
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Wildauer informing him that Ike Clein was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak wants Wildauer to know that JCRS is doing everything they can to help suffering members of the Atlanta, Georgia community. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 May 20

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Berry and Benson, 1910 June 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0115.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Berry and Benson informing them that their friend, Sam Fisher was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Fisher’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 June 1

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Bety Lorenz, 1910 April 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0085.00019
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Bety Lorenz letting her know that her son, Ben Lorenz has been admitted into the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak hopes that Ben Lorenz's stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health.
Dates: 1910 April 14

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Bishop Olmstead , 1910 May 5

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0090.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Bishop Olmstead informing him that William Stamp was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that 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 B.L. Becker, 1910 April 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0108.00018
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to B.L. Becker, 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 15

Letter from C.D. Spivak to B.L. Levinthal, 1910 June 28

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0165.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Rabbi B.L. Levinthal informing him that Joseph Saltzburg was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society as an emergency patient. Spivak informs Levinthal that Saltzburg is not in a good position to travel to California and advised him to stay in Denver and rest. Spivak tells him that the sanatorium will try their best to make Saltzburg's stay comfortable at JCRS. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 June 28