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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 to G. Waldman from Dr. Spivak, 1908 November 27

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0100.0084.00024
Overview Typed letter to Goldie Waldman in Toronto, Canada from Dr. Spivak dated November 27th, 1908. The letter informs Goldie that her brother S. Waldman has been accepted to join the JCRS Sanatorium for his health and well-being. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 November 27

Letter to L. Brown from Dr. Spivak, 1908 November 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0084.00022
Overview Typed letter to "Mr. L. Brown, Secy., B'noth Zion Kadimah,...Toronto, Canada" from Dr. Spivak dated November 27th, 1908. The letter informs Brown that Sam Waldman has been accepted to enter to the Denver JCRS Sanatorium. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 November 27

Letter to L. Brown from Dr. Spivak, 1908 November 07

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0084.00027
Overview Typed letter to L. Brown of the B'noth Zion Kadimah in Toronto from Dr. Spivak dated November 7th, 1908. The letter thanks Brown for the donation of $15.00 and assures him that JCRS will do their best to admit S. Waldman into the Sanatorium, but this may be difficult as the Sanatorium is presently at full occupancy. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom. A postcript reads, "Enclosed please find receipt #26044."
Dates: 1908 November 07

Letter to L. Waldman from Dr. Spivak, 1909 February 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0084.00017
Overview Typed letter to "Mr. Louis Waldman, Nat'l. Director" of JCRS in Toronto, Canada from Dr. Spivak dated February 24th, 1909. The letter thanks Louis for accepting the appointment to become the JCRS National Director, and Spivak informs Louis that Sam Waldman's stay has been extended at the JCRS Sanatorium as per request. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 February 24

Letter to Mr. Marcus from Dr. Spivak, 1908 November 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0084.00023
Overview Typed letter to "Mr. Marcus, Secy., Young Men's Zion Club, Toronto, Canada" from Dr. Spivak dated November 27th, 1908. The letter informs Mr. Marcus that S. Waldman was accepted to join the JCRS Sanatorium for his health and well-being. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 November 27

Rev. Dr. H. Abramowitz's Business Card, 1909 May 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0067.00011
Overview Business card for Rev. Dr. H. Abramowitz in Montreal, Canada. On the back of the business card is a handwritten note in black ink that reads "Introducing Mr. Harry Benjamin of Montreal to Dr. Spivack [Charles Spivak] 1421 Court Place Denver, Col." and is dated to May 15, 1909.
Dates: 1909 May 15

Typed Receipt for Mrs. Madvinsky's Railroad Fare from Dr. Spivak, 1910 July 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0114.00002
Overview A typed receipt reading, "July 18, 1910, Received from Dr. C D Spivak, Sec'y JCRS, check for $30.00 to be applied for railroad fare for Mrs. Madvinsky to Canada $30.00" [sic]. The receipt is printed on paper from "The W. H. Kistler Stationery Co., Denver", and it signed in Yiddish [illegible].
Dates: 1910 July 18