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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:

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Masliansky , 1911 January 10

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0103.0132.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Masliansky. Spivak tells Masliansky that the following patients from New York City have been admitted to JCRS as emergency cases. The patients are listed as: Joe Mottell – January 2nd, Lena Boretz - January 6th, and Elias Kantor – January 6th. The letter also states that Mrs. Jennie Goldblatt was admitted as a regular case.
Dates: 1911 January 10

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

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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, 1911 April 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0023.00008
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Masliansky informing him that Henry Leitesh was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak tells Masliansky that Sol Bloomgarden recommended Leitesh. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 April 10

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

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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

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Masliansky, 1910 November 26

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0099.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Masliansky. Spivak tells Masliansky that Hoffman is a very sick man and JCRS physicians think that Hoffman has no chance of recovery. Spivak assumes that Hoffman’s parents know that he was admitted as an emergency patient. Spivak hopes that the physicians are mistaken and Hoffman’s health improves.
Dates: 1910 November 26

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt, 1911 February 3

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0151.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt informing him to admit Hedda Zaritzky to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society as an emergency patient. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 February 3

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt, 1911 February 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0144.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt asking him to kindly admit H. Diamond as an emergency patient.
Dates: 1911 February 14

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt, 1911 January 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0139.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak tells Schwatt to admit M. Sass as an emergency case to the sanatorium.
Dates: 1911 January 18

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt, 1911 January 6

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0134.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak asks Schwatt to admit Lena Boretz as an emergency case and to discharge her as soon as her emergency symptoms are over. Spivak tells Schwatt that Mr. Shapiro phoned the office and asked JCRS to make a place for Boretz. Spivak also states that Dr. E. Friedman said Boretz is in the third stage of the disease. There is a postscript that instructs Schwatt to send Boretz’s application to the JCRS office.
Dates: 1911 January 6

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt, 1911 February 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0156.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak asks Schwatt to admit Nathan Cohen as an emergency case and to discharge him as soon as his symptoms are over. Spivak tells Schwatt that E. Friedman wrote a note saying Cohen had been bleeding for the last few days. Mr. Shapiro has also seen the patient and claims that Cohen is in bad condition and should be admitted as an emergency case. Spivak includes a postscript asking Schwatt to kindly send his application with the slip from Friedman.
Dates: 1911 February 9