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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 51 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from C.D. Spivak to B.M. Brodie, 1911 March 2

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0104.0010.00023
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Benjamin M. Brodie, stating they will re-admit Hyman Weiner as soon as there is a vacancy in the sanatorium. He says it might take six to eight weeks because the sanatorium is crowded, meaning it is necessary to supply Weiner with the necessary means. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1911 March 2

Letter from C.D. Spivak to B.M. Brodie, 1911 May 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0010.00030
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Benjamin M. Brodie, informing him Hyman Weiner was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1911 May 19

Letter from C.D. Spivak to B.M. Brodie, 1912 May 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0010.00037
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Benjamin M. Brodie, stating Ike Rabinovitz died on April 30, 1912, and Hyman Weiner has been working as a Mashgiach in the sanatorium receiving $10 per month for his work. He is not a patient anymore. Letter is unsigned but "CDS" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1912 May 21

Letter from C.D. Spivak to B.M. Brodie, 1912 May 28

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0010.00039
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Benjamin M. Brodie, stating the work of a Mashgiach is a very easy job, and Hyman Weiner entered the sanatorium on May 22nd and was discharged on August 10th. He was not entirely well when he was discharged but there is a rule to not pay patients for a job -- if he hadn't been appointed as Mashgiach he would have remained longer as a patient. Letter is unsigned but "CDS" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1912 May 28

Letter from C.D. Spivak to B.M. Brodie, 1909 January 29

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0010.00009
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Benjamin Brodie, informing him that very few are admitted to the Sanatorium, but they will do their best to admit Hyman Weiner as soon as they are able. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 January 29

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Gertie Nerenbaum, 1910 February 3

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0104.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Gertie Nerenbaum in Atlanta, Georgia, stating that from her late husband, Morris Nerenbaum, the JCRS will be sending cover papers and a check for $7.20 that was the balance left from her husbands funeral expenses. Spivak is requesting for Gertie Nerenbaum to send the receipt back and wondering what to do with the trunk of clothes left from her husband. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 February 3

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L. C. Rouglin, 1909 August 31

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0104.00026
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Dr. Louis C. Rougin [Rouglin] in Atlanta, Georgia, stating that Mr. Morris Nerenbaum has been invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 August 31

Letter from C.D Spivak to Miss Annie Strube, 1909 January 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0001.00025
Overview Typed letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Miss Annie Strube in Atlanta, Georgia. Letter states that Annie's father, Conrad Strube, was admitted to the sanitorium of JCRS on September 15th and passed away on October 17th. C.D Spivak states that an attempt was made to contact Miss Annie Strube at the address given by her father but the telegram was returned. Letter states that in the possession of JCRS are two bank books, one of whice has a credit of about $190.00 and requests Miss...
Dates: 1909 January 23

Letter from C.D Spivak to Miss Annie Strube, 1909 January 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0001.00028
Overview Typed letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Miss Annie Strube in Atlanta, Georgia. Letter requests communication from her as it is of importance to her. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 January 2

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Morris Nerenbaum, 1909 August 31

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0104.00022
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. Morris [Gertie] Nerenbaum in Atlanta, Georgia, stating that her husband, Morris Nerenbaum, has been invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium.
Dates: 1909 August 31