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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 49 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Boris D. Bogen, 1909 November 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0052.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio is in reply to Bogen's letter of the 4th in reference to Mrs. M. Kondritzer and informs that Bogen's requests cannot be met by JCRS. Informs that Minnie Kondritzer is able to enter another Sanatorium for a month but Spivak cannot promise to keep a spot for her at JCRS. Spivak informs that the attending physicians at JCRS are fully capable of observing patients and are able to make both diagnosis and...
Dates: 1909 November 15

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Boris D. Bogen, 1909 October 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0127.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Dr. Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio, stating that Dr. Philip Hillkowitz informed Spivak about Samuel Block's case. Block has been "starving" and has been living off of the free lunchs, and that his brothers would not help with money assistance. Now that Block has been admitted into the Sanatorium his brothers are willing to pay $10.00 for his keep. Spivak states that the hospital cannot accept any money from Blocks brothers and that Block...
Dates: 1909 October 20

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Boris D. Bogen, 1910 February 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0127.00021
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio, stating that as a reminder on January 11th Spivak wrote to him about the money advancement to Samuel Block for the amount of $24.50. Spivak is asking to refer this matter over to Block's brother. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 February 18

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Boris D. Bogen, 1910 January 11

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0127.00022
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Boris d. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio, stating that there once was a bill enclosed for the amount of $4.50 for an advancement for Samuel Block from Dr. JB Fish for the months of October and November. As well as a bill that was sent a while ago for $20.00 for clothing purchased by Samuel Block. Spivak is requesting to bring the matter of bills to Block's brother. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 January 11

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Boris D. Bogen, 1909 December 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0127.00033
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Borid D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio, stating that their mutual friend Samuel Block left the Institution on his own free will. His absence happened after Spivak gave him a letter/bill for $20.00 for clothing expenses. Dr. JB Fish repremanded Block for not following the hospital rules and that if he was to weak to make his bed then he is too weak to getting out of bed at all. On the afternoon of the same day as this repremanding happened,...
Dates: 1909 December 24

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Dr. Boris D. Bogen, 1909 December 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0127.00002
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Dr. Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio, stating that they have received a bill from Dr. J.B. Fish for $1.50 to be advanced for Samuel Block for "shaving, etc." Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 December 1

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Dr. Boris D. Bogen, 1909 November 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0127.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Dr. Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio, stating that Samuel Block is trying to donate to the JCRS Sanatorium. Spivak states that they have already received a check from Bogen but that he was not able to get the correspondence yet. Spivak hopes that Boris is still thinking about settling his project in Denver. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 November 8

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Dr. William Hillkowitz, 1909 June 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0063.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Dr. William Hillkowitz in Cincinnati, Ohio informs that JCRS has invited Mrs. Kate Rainsberg, on whose behalf Dr. Hillkowitz had written, to enter the JCRS Sanatorium to regain her health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 June 10

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Rabinowitz, 1909 August 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0052.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. H. Rabinowitz in Cincinnati, Ohio informs that JCRS has invited Mrs. Minnie Kondritzer, whose husband Sol Kondritzer is a member of Rabinowitz's organization, to enter the Sanatorium to regain her health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 August 10

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Henry Block, 1909 December 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0127.00027
Overview Typed letter from C. D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Henry Block in Cincinnati, Ohio, stating that there was once a receipt enclosed for $10.00 for a generous donation from Samual Block's brother, Henry Block. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 December 24