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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 170 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to A. Appel from Dr. Spivak, 1908 November 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0086.00006
Overview Typed letter to A. Appel in Brooklyn, N. Y. from Dr. Spivak dated November 23rd, 1908. The letter informs A. Appel that she will receive her deceased husband's effects by registered mail. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 November 23

Letter to A. Appel from Dr. Spivak, 1908 November 09

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0086.00008
Overview Typed letter to Anna Appel in Brooklyn from Dr. Spivak dated November 9th, 1908. The letter informs A. Appel that her husband's burial costs amounted to $1.50, and that she will receive her husband's effects after payment. Enclosed with the letter was the death certificate of Isidor Appel. The letter also includes additional information about Isidor's last days on Earth. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 November 09

Letter to A. Appel from Dr. Spivak, 1908 October 29

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0086.00025
Overview Typed letter to A. Appel in Brooklyn from Dr. Spivak dated October 29th, 1908. The letter informs Mrs. Appel that her husband, Isidore [sic] Appel, has been invited to join the JCRS Sanatorium as an emergency case for his health and well-being. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 October 29

Letter to A. Ne[sh]man from Dr. Spivak, 1908 March 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0091.00008
Overview Typed letter to A. Ne[sh]man in Brooklyn from Dr. Spivak dated March 21st, 1908. The letter infroms Neshman that her brother J. Bilovsky was accepted to join the JCRS Edgewater Sanatorium on March 18th for his health and well-being. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 March 21

Letter to B. Pitchinoc from Dr. Spivak, 1909 February 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0098.00007
Overview Typed letter to "Mr. Bennie Pitchinoc, c/o Jacob Goldman, 103 Hamilton Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y." from Dr. Spivak dated "Feb. 24. 1909" [sic]. The letter is a reply to a letter receieved on the 12th regarding B. Pitchinoc's child. Spivak explains that although B. Pitchinoc wrote to Mrs. [Sarah] Goldberg and Mr. Seldich [Mrs. B. Saldich]; "neither of them have appeared in my office, and therefore, I cannot do anything in this matter" [sic]. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the...
Dates: 1909 February 24

Letter to B. Pitchinoc from Dr. Spivak, 1909 February 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0098.00011
Overview Typed letter to "Mr. Bennie Pitchinoc, c/o Mr. L. Green, 408 Siclen Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y." from Dr. Spivak dated "Feb. 10. 1909" [sic]. The letter is a response to B. Pitchinoc's letter; stating that, since Pitchinoc has not paid for burial expenses for his wife [S. Pitchinoc], JCRS will keep his wife's belongings until the expense is paid. If B. Pitchinoc does not pay, the belongings will be sold to cover burial costs. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 February 10

Letter to B. Pitchinoc from Dr. Spivak, 1909 January 26

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0098.00014
Overview Typed letter to "Mr. Bennie Pitchinoc, c/o Joseph Hellman, 695 Hicks Str., Brooklyn, N. Y." from Dr. Spivak dated "Jan. 26. 1909" [sic]. The letter includes a copy of a bill from the United Hebrew Cemetery Assn. for the burial of S. Pitchinoc, asking B. Pitchinoc to reimburse the cost. The letter also notes that S. Pitchinoc left $1.90 and three gold rings upon her death, and asks B. Pitchinoc what should be done with the belongings. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 January 26

Letter to B. Pitchinoc from Dr. Spivak, 1909 January 13

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0098.00019
Overview Typed letter to B. Pitchinoc c/o J. Hellman in Brooklyn NYC from Dr. Spivak dated January 13th 1909. The letter calls attention to B. Pitchinoc's poor child who is living under care of S. Goldberg since S. Pitchinoc's death. The letter asks B. Pitchinoc to take up the duty of caring for his child. Spivak also notes he will write again "in reference to the lot where your wife was buried" [sic]. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 January 13

Letter to B. Thomashefsky from Dr. Spivak, 1908 October 31

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0081.00004
Overview Typed letter to Bor[e]s Thomashefsky in Brooklyn, NY from Dr. Spivak dated October 31st, 1908. The letter explains that JCRS is "almost stationary in reference to the discharge and admission of patients," but thanks to Bessie Lieberman's friends (Thomashefsky included) she has now been admitted to the JCRS Sanatorium. Spivak thanks Thomashefsky for being a "best and most loyal friend" in New York. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 October 31

Letter to Dr. Spivack [sic] from A. Appel, 1908 November 01

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0086.00010
Overview Handwritten letter to Dr. Spivak in Denver from A. Appel in Brooklyn dated November 1, 1908. The letter asks Dr. Spivak to send A. Appel her husbands effects and death certificate, as well as information about her husband's last days. The letter is signed Mrs. Anna Appel.
Dates: 1908 November 01