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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 20 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Sam Milman, 1910 January 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0124.00016
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Sam Milman in Braddock, Pennsylvania, stating that his nephew, Louis Morris, has been invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter to D. Sulzbacher from Dr. Spivak, 1909 March 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0101.00005
Overview Typed letter to "Mrs. Dora Sulzbacher, Pres., Ladies Auxiliary I. O. B. B., 421 Mills Str., Braddock, Pa" from Dr. Spivak dated "Mar. 10. 1909" [sic]. The letter informs D. Sulzbacher that M. Glick's stay at the JCRS Sanatorium has been extended to 04/15/1909. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.

Letter to D. Sulzbacher from Dr. Spivak, 1909 January 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0101.00009
Overview Typed letter to "Mrs. Dora Sulzbacher...Ladies Auxiliary I. O. B. B....Braddock, Pa" from Dr. Spivak dated "Jan. 19. 1909" [sic]. The letter is a response to D. Sulzbacher's letter in reference to M. Glick. Spivak assures Sulzbacher that Glick will not be released until he can take care of himself, also thanking D. Sulzbacher for her "invitation...to visit [her] home" [sic]. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.

Letter to D. Sulzbacher from Dr. Spivak, 1909 January 07

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0101.00013
Overview Typed letter to "Mrs. Dora Sulzbacher...Ladies Auxiliary, I. O. B. B....Braddock, Pa" from Dr. Spivak dated "Jan. 7, 1909" [sic]. The letter concerns M. Glick's situation, and Spivak wishes to draw Sulzbacher's attention to an issue regarding the case. Spivak states, "Reports reached us from various sources...that [Glick] himself boasted...that he has a big business in his home town; that while he is in Denver his business is being attended to by [A. Glick]; that he is worth from $5000.00 to...

Letter to Dr. Spivak from D. Sulzbacher, 1908 November 11

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0101.00029
Overview Handwritten letter in blue ink to Dr. Spivak from D. "Sulzbacher...Ladies Aux I O. B. B. [Braddock]" dated "Nov 11th-08" [sic]. The letter is another appeal toward M. Glick's case, noting that Glick's friends wish to send him to Denver. Furthermore, Sulzbacher is willing to write a check to JCRS if this would insure that Spivak "will take Mr. [Glick] in the hospital as early as possible" [sic]. The letter is signed Dora Sulzbacher.

Letter to Dr. Spivak from D. Sulzbacher, 1908 November 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0101.00035
Overview Handwritten letter to Dr. Spivak with the Denver JCRS from "MrsL) LDora [Dora] Sulzbacher...Aux. I. O. B. B....Braddock Pa" dated "Nov 14th 08" [sic]. The short letter introduces M. Glick to Dr. Spivak and asks for early admittance for Glick into the JCRS Hospital [Sanatorium]. The letter is signed by Dora Sulzbacher.

Letter to Dr. Spivak from D. Sulzbacher, 1909 January 12

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0101.00010
Overview Handwritten letter in ink to Dr. Spivak from "Mrs. Sulzbacher" in "Braddock" dated "Jan 12th 09" [sic]. The letter is a response to Dr. Spivak's letter on 01/07/1909 and considers M. Glick's case and connections. Mrs. Sulzbacher wonders why M. Glick is being discharged from the JCRS Sanatorium in March when it appears he is just starting to heal. The letter is signed Mrs. Sulzbacher.

Letter to Dr. Spivak from L. Sulzbacher, 1908 November 09

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0101.00028
Overview Handwritten letter in blue ink to Dr. Spivak from "Mrs. L. Sulzbacher...Braddock Pa" dated "November 9th 08" [sic]. The letter considers the case of M. Glick as Sulzbacher pleas for M. Glick's admission. Sulzbacher notes "Mr. Glick has no means of support since he has been sick so far and used up all he had," but that Glick's friends want to donate fifty dollars to JCRS [sic]. If JCRS will "not accept [Glick]...under these conditions [of the donation]..." if they would please send her a "blank...

Letter to Dr. Spivak from L. Sulzbacher, 1908 October 08

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0101.00031
Overview Handwritten letter in blue ink to Dr. Spivak from "Mrs. L. Sulzbacher Cor. Sec. Ladies Aux I. O. B. B. [Braddock]" dated "Oct 15-08" [sic]. The letter serves to introduce M. Glick from Homestead to Dr. Spivak, addressing the issue of Glick's Denver expenses, asking if Glick can be accepted to JCRS. Sulzbacher notes Glick's people "are well able to pay and pay well," and that "conditions in...Braddock [are] very bad and the Ladies Aux will not be able to pay" for a few weeks for Glick's board....

Letter to Dr. Spivak from Louis Sulzbacher, 1908 October 01

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0101.00033
Overview Handwritten letter to "Dr C. D. Spivak...[JCRS] Denver Colo" from Louis Sulzbacher on letterhead that states, "Braddock Lodge No. 516, I. O. B. B....Braddock, Pa" stamp-dated "OCT 1 1908" [sic]. The letter supports the efforts of Mrs. [L.] Sulzbacher to get M. Glick accepted into JCRS. Louis Sulzbacher gives his "fullest endorsment" for the patient's cause, asking Spivak to send "a blank application...as the case is very urgent" [sic]. The letter is stamped with Louis Sulzbacher's signature.