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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 from B. Lorenz to C.D. Spivak, 1909 December 20

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0102.0085.00002
Overview Handwritten letter from B. Lorenz to C.D. Spivak inquiring about admittance to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society because his stay at the Modern Woodmen of America Sanatorium in Colorado Springs expires in six weeks.

Letter from B. Lorenz to C.D. Spivak, 1909 December 26

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0085.00004
Overview Handwritten letter from B. Lorenz to C.D. Spivak clarifying the mistake about his application as a patient to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Lorenz mentions that he is not a doctor, but can speak German and Yiddish fluently, therefore, might be of some service to Spivak. The letter is signed "Ben Lawrence" with the initials of his current residence at the Modern Woodmen of America Sanatorium in Colorado Springs.

Letter from B. Lorenz to C.D. Spivak, 1910 February 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0085.00010
Overview Handwritten letter from B. Lorenz to C.D. Spivak. Lorenz tells Spivak that his term at the Modern Woodmen of America Sanatorium has expired, but the superintendant, Dr. White is allowing him to stay a little longer. He also lets Spivak know that he can be in Denver anytime. The letter is signed "Ben Lorenz, Colony A.M.W.A.Sanatorium."

Letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Lorenz, 1909 December 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0085.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Lorenz replying to Lorenz's inquiry about applying to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society as a patient. Spivak misinterpreted the letter and addressed Lorenz as"Doctor" and gave him details about employment at JCRS including a wage listed as $25.00 a month including board, lodging and laundry. Spivak also asked Lorenz if he spoke German or Yiddish. He mentions that the Medical Advisory Board will meet after New Year's, therefore, Spivak expected a fast...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Lorenz, 1909 December 31

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0085.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Lorenz regarding details of the application process for the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society in Denver. Spivak mentions that all applications must be done in person because "there are so many people already here in Denver, sick with the dreadful disease and they must be admitted first." Spivak states that over seventy applications are on file who have been waiting for admission for the last two or three months, therefore, Lorenz may have to wait until the...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Lorenz , 1910 February 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0085.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Lorenz on behalf of S. Wolfenstein who requested that C.D. Spivak admit Lorenz to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society as a patient. The letter asks Lorenz to clarify when his current residence expires at the Modern Woodmen of America Sanatorium in Colorado Springs.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to C. Matlin, 1909 December 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0043.00004
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Charles Matlin, Colo. Springs, Colo, in which he informs his brother, Max Matlin, was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to D. Saltpeter, 1910 August 12

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0036.00012
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to David Saltpeter, Colorado Springs, in which he invites him to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Polant, 1909 December 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0032.00007
Overview Typed letter from Charles Spivak to Isidor Polant, 119 E. Tejan St., Colorado Springs/CO, letting him know there is no vacancy for Harry Michaels in the sanatorium, and that they have eighty applications on file. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Polant, 1910 January 11

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0032.00014
Overview Typed letter from Charles Spivak to Isidor Polant, 119 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs/CO, to inform him Harty Michaels was accepted in the Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but 'Secretary" is typed at bottom.