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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 C.D. Spivak to M. Weidman, 1909 September 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0057.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. M. Weidman in Winnipeg, Canada informs that regarding Weidman's letter requesting that Mr. H. Wasserman's [Henry Waterman] stay at JCRS be extended, as far as Spivak knew that they had no record that Henry Waterman was told to leave. Spivak informs that he does not know where Waterman received this information but assures that JCRS will keep Waterman in the institution as long as he needs it. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at...
Dates: 1909 September 14

Letter from C.D Spivak to Mr. Isaac Rittenberg, 1908 July 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0003.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. Isaac Rittenberg in Toronto, Canada, stating the acceptance of admission of his son, Phillip A. Rittenberg, into the Sanitorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 July 20

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. J. Bernthal, 1921 August 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0016.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. J. Bernthal in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada, stating that Mrs. Ray S. David, Superintendent of the Central Aid Society informs him that the present address of Mr. J. Bernthal's brother, Leon Bernthal, is 532, 23rd Street and that he has promised to write him at once. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1921 August 15

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. J. Bernthal, 1921 August 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0016.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. J. Bernthal in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada, stating that Mrs. Ray S. David, of the Central Jewish Aid Society, will make an investigation into the whereabouts of his brother, Mr. Leon Jacob Bernthal and will communicate the same to him. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1921 August 4

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. J. Bernthal, 1908 August 7

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0016.00015
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. J. Bernthal in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Candado, notifying him that his brother, Leon Bernthal, has been invited to stay at the Sanitorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 August 7

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. M. Weidman, 1908 September 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0016.00012
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. M. Weidman in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, stating that in regards to Mr. Bernthal, who is an inmate of the Sanitorium of the J.C.R.S since August 6th, that there is a great deal of doubt in the mind of their superintendent, Dr. J.B. Fish, whether or not he suffers at all from tuberculosis. Letter states that he will be kept in their Sanitorium for a certain length of time in order to determine whether or not his lungs are affected, and...
Dates: 1908 September 19

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Rosenberg, 1908 August 7

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0016.00014
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. Rosenberg in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, notifying him that Mr. Leon Bernthal, a member of his worthy association, has been invited to stay at the Sanitorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 August 7

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Ray S. David, 1921 August 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0016.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. Ray S. David in Denver, Colorado, stating that enclosed is a copy of a letter received from Mr. J. Bernthal of Leader, Sask. Canada inquiring about the wherabouts of his brother, Mr. Leon J. Bernthal. Letter requests that she be kind enough to locate his wherabouts and communicate the address to his brother, as well as to send them a copy of her letter to Mr. J. Bernthal. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1921 August 4

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Rachel Gottdank, 1909 May 12

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0050.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Rachel Gottank [Rachel Gottdank] in Ottawa, Canada informs that JCRS has invited Rachel Gottdank's husband, David Gottdank, to enter the Sanatorium to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 May 12

Letter from Charles Spivak to Nathan Gordon, 1909 July 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0067.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Nathan Gordon in Montreal, Canada informs that Harry Benjamin, whom Gordon had written to Spivak about, has been invited by JCRS to enter the Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 July 9