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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 52 Collections and/or Records:

JCRS Patient #2210 John Weiss, 1912 June 7 - 1913 August 8

 File
Identifier: B002.01.0105.0157
Overview JCRS Patient #2210. Patient application, correspondence, handwritten letters, receipts, bills. Patient has another file #2074.
Dates: 1912 June 7 - 1913 August 8

JCRS Patient #2912 Mollie Zimmerman, 1914 June 15 - 1914 July 24

 File
Identifier: B002.01.0109.0074
Overview JCRS Patient #2912. Patient application, correspondence, handwritten letters, receipts, and bills.
Dates: 1914 June 15 - 1914 July 24

JCRS Patient #2926 Louis Horowitz, 1914 June 26 - 1914 September 10

 File
Identifier: B002.01.0109.0084
Overview JCRS Patient #2926. Patient application, correspondence, handwritten letters, receipts, and bills.
Dates: 1914 June 26 - 1914 September 10

JCRS Patient #3203 Emanuel Ginsberg, 1915 March 25 - 1915 June 10

 File
Identifier: B002.01.0110.0128
Overview JCRS Patient #3203. Patient application, correspondence, handwritten letters, receipts, and bills.
Dates: 1915 March 25 - 1915 June 10

Letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Guttnick, 1911 May 8

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0104.0025.00046
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. B. Gutnick. Spivak tells Mrs. Gutnick that JCSR admitted her son on April 23rd, 1911 as an emergency case. Spivak assures Gutnick that every effort will be made to make sure her son is comfortable.
Dates: 1911 May 8

Letter from C.D. Spivak to B.L. Levinthal, 1910 June 28

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0102.0165.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Rabbi B.L. Levinthal informing him that Joseph Saltzburg was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society as an emergency patient. Spivak informs Levinthal that Saltzburg is not in a good position to travel to California and advised him to stay in Denver and rest. Spivak tells him that the sanatorium will try their best to make Saltzburg's stay comfortable at JCRS. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 June 28

Letter from C.D. Spivak to C. Queen, 1911 February 15

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0103.0161.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to C. Queen informing her that she will be admitted to the sanatorium once she gives Dr. H. Schwatt an enclosed letter provided to her. The letter is signed, “Secretary” at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 February 15

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Adler, 1911 March 1

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0103.0160.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Adler informing him that his brother, Bernhard Adler was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Adler’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 March 1

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Masliansky, 1910 May 20

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0102.0143.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Masliansky informing him that Nathan Leib was invited to the sanatorium as an emergency patient on May 16th, 1910.
Dates: 1910 May 20

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Masliansky, 1910 November 18

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0103.0099.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Masliansky informing him that George Hoffman was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom. There is a postscript that states Hoffman was admitted as an emergency case.
Dates: 1910 November 18