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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 27 Collections and/or Records:

Letter form C.D. Spivak to Meyer H. Levy, 1910 January 29

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0007.00013
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Meyer H. Levy in San Francisco, California states S.S. Garson forwarded previous correspondence sent by Meyer H. Levy to S.S. Garson regarding the matter of immmediate admission of patients to J.C.R.S. Letter states there isn't a need to discuss J.C.R.S. policy and that it is out of the question. Letter states J.C.R.S. had received a letter from Rabbi M.S. Levy on August 23rd stating that the Benevolent Society of San Francisco will send Mr....

Letter from C D Spivak to Mrs. S Fisher, 1911 October 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0166.00006
Overview Typed letter from Dr. C.D. Spivak to Mrs. S. Fisher, sister of Hyman Keller, to inform her that JCRS has invited her brother to the Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned, as it is a carbon copy of the original, but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak, 1910 December 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0022.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado addressed to "TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN" certifies that Mrs. Rose Berger has been a patient of JCRS for five months at the Sanatorium. Informs that Berger has been under careful observation and received the best medical care "without any appreciable betterment." Her physicians all agree that Mrs. Berger must leave the high altitude for her health because the altitude is "greatly depressing her heart." Spivak informs that Mrs. Berger's husband and...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Dr. A. Abrams, 1909 November 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0007.00020
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Dr. A. Abrams in San Francisco, California states that Alexander Echowitz has been invited to the Sanatorium of J.C.R.S. and everything will be done to make him comfortable. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Ethel Echowitz, 1909 November 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0007.00024
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Ethel Echowitz in San Francisco, California states Alexander Echowitz has been invited to the Sanatorium of J.C.R.S. and everything well be done to make him comfortable. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to F.H. Chapman, 1909 August 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0066.00015
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. F.H. Chapman in Los Angeles, California informs that JCRS has invited Morris Rosenblum, member of the Woodmen of the World, Vernon Camp, to enter the Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Meyers, 1909 November 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0007.00023
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Rabbi I. Meyers in Los Angeles, California states that J.C.R.S. would like to keep Rabbi I. Meyers informed when a patient from California is admitted. Letter requests Rabbi Meyers take notice that Alexander Echowitz of San Francisco, California has been admitted to the Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Jennie Rosenblum, 1909 August 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0066.00014
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Jennie Rosenblum in Los Angeles, California informs that JCRS has invited Morris Rosenblum, Jennie Rosenblum's husband, to enter the Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J.H. Kann, 1909 November 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0007.00025
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to J.H. Kann in San Francisco, California informs recipient that Alexander Echowitz filed and appication on October 18th and was invited to enter the Sanatorium of J.C.R.S. Letter states J.C.R.S. would like all in San Francisco to know they are doing the best for suffering member of their community. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom. At the bottom of the page is a note typed in black ink indidicating the same letter was...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Meyer H. Levy, 1910 February 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0007.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. Meyer H. Levy, Secretary of the Hebrew Board of Relief, in San Francisco, California. Letter acknowledged previous correspondence and agrees that JCRS has no legal right to demand payment for board of Alexander Echowitz, however notes that as a charitable organization JCRS has a moral right to present the facts. Letters indicates that both organizations are charitable and derive income from voluntary contributions and they have the...