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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 30 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Gingold, 1910 February 26

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0101.0135.00021
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to I. Gingold in Birmingham, Alabama, stating that Simon Fuchs is doing well in the Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Gingold, 1909 December 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0135.00025
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to I. Gingold in Birmingham, Alabama, stating that the JCRS received a check from Fuchs and that his health is fairly well, but that he is in an advanced stage. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Gingold, 1909 November 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0135.00029
Overview Typed letter from C. D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to I. Gingold in Birmingham, Alabama, that once had a bill enclosed for the room and board of Simon Fuchs. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Gingold, 1909 October 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0135.00034
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to I. Gingold in Birmingham, Alabama, staing that Simon Fuchs has been accepted to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Gingold, 1909 October 12

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0135.00037
Overview Typed letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to I. Gingold in Birmingham, Alabama, stating that they are "perfectly satisfied with the arrangements made for paying two week's board for Mr. Fuchs". Spivak also writes that he is laid up in bed and can not get into an argument. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Gingold, 1909 October 6

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0135.00038
Overview Typed letter from I. Gingold in Birmingham, Alabama, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that the charitable organizations in Birmingham will only be able to support Simon Fuchs room and board in the JCRS for two weeks. Gingold states that "we" have contribued several hundred dollars to the JCRS and that Fuchs in the first patient they have sent to be admitted into the Sanatorium. Letter is signed in ink "I. Gingold".

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Gingold, 1909 October 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0135.00039
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to I. Gingold in Birmingham, Alabama, that states at present the JCRS has over 70 applications for me and women to be admited into the Sanatorium. Spivak states that he is sorry to inform mr. Ginogld, but that he can not immediately admit Simon Fuchs. National diretors usually write to Spivak ahead of time, warning him that they are sending him a new patient. They also send the new patients with more funds for room and board, for in and out of...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Ida Gelders, 1929 September 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0135.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Ida Gelders in Birmingham, Alabama, that states Hyman Fuchs was buried in the Golden Hill Cemetery. The funeral expenses cost up to $40.00 and $23.82 was paid, leaving unpaid balance. In JCRS records, the burial was under the name Simon Fuchs, and that the cemetery will not put a tombstone on the grave until the expense are paid in full. Letter is unsigned but "Assistant Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Gingold, 1910 October 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0135.00008
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. J. Gingold in Birmingham, Alabama, requesting to forward a letter that was enclosed to the correct address of Simon Fuchs, which was not correct on his application. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Pizitz, 1910 August 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0038.00004
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mr. Louis Pizitz, letting him know that he will admit Fannie Tamerson as soon as a vacancy arises. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.