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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 from C.D. Spivak to R. Harrison, 1911 August 24

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0104.0127.00006
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Rebecca Harrison, informing her son, Isaac Harrison, was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "CDS" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 August 24

Letter from C.D. Spivak to R. Mendelson, 1911 October 30

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0162.00012
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Rose Mendelson, informing her son, Sam Mendelson, was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the botom.
Dates: 1911 October 30

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Rose Greene, 1910 January 5

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0076.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Rose Greene in Brooklyn, New York informs that Spivak cannot advise Mrs. Greene as to the methods by which she could bring the child [archivist assumes this is in reference to Bennie Pitchinocc's child Bessie] back to New York. Spivak writes that Mrs. Goldberg wishes to bring up the child herself and the child seems to be doing well in her care. Spivak informs that Mrs. Goldberg wants money for the keeping of the child if she is to...
Dates: 1910 January 5

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Rose Greene, 1909 December 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0076.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Rose Greene in Brooklyn, New York informs that Spivak has waited to reply to Greene's request regarding the condition of the late Mr. Pitchinocc's child [archivist infers this refers to Bessie Pitchinocc]. Spivak informs that after writing to Mrs. Sarah Goldberg twice and finally she came to Spivak's office and the child appeared in very good physical condition. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 December 16

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Rose Rettig, 1909 May 25

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0101.0037.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Rose Rettig in Brooklyn, New York informs that Rose Rettig's husband, Joe Rettig, has been invited to enter the JCRS Sanatorium to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 May 25

Letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Einbinder, 1908 October 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0070.00007
Overview Typed letter from C. D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to S. Einbinder in Brooklyn, New York, stating that Philip Einbinder, her son, has been admitted into the JCRS Sanatorium because he has been hemorrhaging. Philip Einbinder was immediately admitted into the Sanatoirum and is now doing well. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 October 1

Letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Kornhauser, 1911 November 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0125.00026
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to S. Kornhauser, sending him the death certificate of David Steinberg. He states Steinberg left $5.20 in cash and a watch, and the bill for his funeral totalled $27.30. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 November 9

Letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Kornheiser, 1911 August 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0125.00013
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak toS. Kornheiser, informing him David Steinberg was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 August 16

Letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Stone, 1911 January 03

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0113.00013
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to S. Stone, informing his nephew, Sam Stone, was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but 'Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1911 January 03

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Sam Einbinder, 1908 September 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0070.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Sam Einbinder in Brooklyn, New York, stating that her brother, Philip Einbinder, has been admitted into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 September 21