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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 54 Collections and/or Records:

Envelope, 1910 May 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0075.00018
Overview Stationary from the New Howard Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland, addressed to Dr. Charles Spivak. Envelope is stamped and dated May 21, 1910 at 5pm.

Envelope, 1909 November 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0046.00009
Overview Handwritten envelope in black ink addressed to "Dr. C.D. Spivak c/o Jewish Consumptive Relief Society, Denver, Colo. 1421 Court Place."

Letter from C D Spivak to Annie Michelson, 1909 January 12

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0172.00013
Overview Typed letter from Dr. C.D. Spivak to Annie Michelson, sister of Sarah Michelson, to inform her that JCRS has invited Sarah Michelson to the Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned, as it is a carbon copy of the original letter, but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C D Spivak to Louis Sugar, 1908 November 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0172.00006
Overview Typed letter from Dr. C.D. Spivak to Louis Sugar, Secretary of the Baltimore Branch of the JCRS concerning Sarah Michelson. Spivak writes that he has received Sugar's previous letters and will keep them all on file until Michelson arrives at the Sanatorium. Spivak also writes that he will take special care with Michelson's case for the fact of Sugar having "shed tears" concerning her (as mentioned in Sugar's letter to Spivak previously). Letter is unsigned, as it is a carbon copy of the...

Letter from C D Spivak to Louis Sugar, 1909 January 12

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0172.00015
Overview Typed letter from Dr. C.D. Spivak to Louis Sugar, Secretary of the Baltimore Branch of JCRS, where he informs him that Sarah Michelson has been invted to the JCRS. Letter is unsigned, as it is a carbon copy of the original letter, but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C D Spivak to Morris Michelson, 1909 January 12

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0172.00012
Overview Typed letter from Dr. C.D. Spivak to Morris Michelson, brother of Sarah Michelson, to inform him that JCRS has invited Sarah Michelson to join the Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned, as it is a carbon copy of the original letter, but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C D Spivak to Mr. W Rosenblatt, 1915 October 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0172.00029
Overview Typed letter from Dr. C.D. Spivak to Mr. W. Rosenblatt in Baltimore, Maryland. Spivak writes what appears to be a response to a letter Rosenblatt previously sent to JCRS asking on behalf of Mrs. Michelson, Sarah Michelson's mother, to inquire as to whether or not the monument for Sarah Michelson had been erected or not. Spivak writes that the monument has been "duly erected." Letter is unsigned, as it is a carbon copy of the original letter, but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C D Spivak to Rabbi A Guttmacher, 1908 November 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0172.00003
Overview Typed letter from Dr. C.D. Spivak to Rabbi A Guttmacher PhD concerning Sarah Michelson. Spivak writes that he has received Guttmacher's letter but had not yet received a call from Michelson or an application. Spivak also writes at length about the slow process of having vacancies at JCRS because of the advanced condition of many of the patients. Spivak also congratulates Guttmacher on having a regional institution to support those with tuberculosis in Baltimore. Letter is unsigned, as it is a...

Letter from C D Spivak to Rabbi A Guttmacher, 1909 January 12

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0172.00014
Overview Typed letter from Dr. C.D. Spivak to Rabbi A Guttmacher PhD where he writes to inform him that JCRS has invited Sarah Michelson to the Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned, as it is a carbon copy of the original letter, but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Hamburger, 1910 March 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0075.00006
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Adolph Hamburger, 2307 Druidhill Ave., Baltimore, Md., in which he informs they invited his brother, Max Hamburger, to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.