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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 37 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from Barnet Sedler to C.D. Spivak, 1908 July 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0025.00005
Overview Typed three-page letter on Sedler's Clothing House letterhead from Barnet Sedler in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. Sedler states that Spivak's letter of July 21st, informing him that his nephew, Louis Goldstein, has been admitted to his Sanitarium on the 17th, which he thanks him very much, as he hopes it may benefit him a great deal, or at least it will relieve him of some suffering, especially it will shelter him from the streets. Selder states that he suppose...
Dates: 1908 July 24

Letter from C. D. Spivak to Mrs. I. Roisner, 1907 August 29

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Identifier: B002.01.0099.0002.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. I. Roisner. Letter states that Jacob Jackelowitz went from being a canditate for admission to JCRS and was admitted as an emergency case on August 26, 1907. Letter is not signed, but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1907 August 29

Letter from C.D. Spivak, 1909 August 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0050.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado addressed "to whom it may concern" informs that the Mr. David Gottdank was an inmate of the Sanatorium of JCRS since May 12th to date and is leaving the Sanatorium of his own free will within a few days. Informs that Gottdank is not well enough to do any work but that he wants to return to his parents in Canada. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 August 19

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Waterman, 1909 May 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0057.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. A. Waterman in Winnipeg, Canada informs that Mr. Harry Waterman [Henry Waterman], Mrs. A. Waterman's son, has been invited to enter the Sanatorium of JCRS to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 May 27

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A.J. Frumary, M. Doinokos, M. Bilsky, C. Cooplan, Sam Bilsky, 1909 April 28

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0050.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to A.J. Frumary, M. Doinokos, M. Bilsky, C. Cooplan, Sam Bilsky in Ottawa, Canada informs that Mr. David Gottadang [David Gottdank] arrived safely in Denver and presented himself to the office with their letter of April 19th. Spivak informs that he must say a few words in reference to the Gottdank case to guide future actions. Spivak informs that Denver is known as a Mecca for consumptive patients and there are only two institutions that admit...
Dates: 1909 April 28

Letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Sedler, 1911 October 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0054.00002
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. B. Sedler in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania informs that Spivak is in receipt of Sedler's favor of the 12th requesting information about a relative, Mr. Prensky. Spivak informs that according to records Isaac Prensky was admitted to the JCRS Sanatorium on May 13 1909 and left on September 5, 1909 but that is all the information JCRS has in regards to Mr. Prensky. Informs that Isaac Prensky's application gives the name of his wife, Jennie Prensky...
Dates: 1911 October 17

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Abramowitz, 1909 July 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0067.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Rev. Dr. H. Abramowitz in Montreal, Canada informs that Harry Benjamin, whom Abramowitz had written about, has been invited to enter the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 July 9

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Henry Wartelsky, 1909 July 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0067.00008
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Henry Wartelsky in Montreal, Canada informs that JCRS has invited Henry Wartelsky's brother, Harry Benjamin, to enter the Sanatorium to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 July 9

Letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Weidman, 1909 June 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0057.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to M. Weidman in Winnipeg, Canada informs that in reply of the 18th to Harry Wasserman [Henry Waterman], Spivak writes that by this time Weidman has probably received his letter in which JCRS informed Weidman has already been admitted to the Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 June 1

Letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Weidman, 1909 May 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0057.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to M. Weidman in Winnipeg, Canada informs that JCRS has invited Harry Waterman [Henry Waterman], in whose welfare Weidman is interested in, to enter the Sanatorium to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 May 27