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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. Schwatt, 1911 January 25

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0143.00034
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt informing him to admit Mr. Nagler to the sanatorium as an emergency case. Spivak instructs Schwatt to discharge Nagler after one week if his health improves.
Dates: 1911 January 25

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

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0141.00008
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt informing him to admit Mrs. L.O. Manheimer to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society as an emergency case. Spivak tells Schwatt that Mrs. Manheimer arrived from California that morning, and Mrs. Myers telegraphed them about the case. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 January 18

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, 1910 December 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0118.00021
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt informing him that J. Kopelowitz was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society as an emergency case. Spivak instructs Schwatt to discharge Kopelowitz as soon as his emergency symptoms are over. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 December 27

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt, 1910 December 6

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0116.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt informing him that J. Shapiro was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society as an emergency case. Spivak instructs Schwatt to discharge Shapiro once his emergency symptoms are over. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 December 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

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

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0160.00002
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt asking him to kindly admit Mr. Adler as an emergency case. JCRS will discharge him as soon as his symptoms are over. Spivak also included a postscript that stated that Adler was the patient the Spivak spoke to Schwatt about yesterday and Mr. Goodman Levin in interested in his case.
Dates: 1911 March 1

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt, 1911 May 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0025.00047
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak tells Schwatt that the Admission and Dismission Committee instructs Schwatt to discharge Gutnick when he deems it necessary to maintain discipline in the Sanatorium. There is a postscript telling Schwatt that it would be better to discharge Gutnick when he is in better condition.
Dates: 1911 May 23

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

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0031.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak asks Schwatt to admit Morris Feldman as an emergency patient to JCRS. Spivak instructs Schwatt to discharge Feldman as soon as the emergency symptoms are over.
Dates: 1911 June 9

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt, 1911 April 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0023.00009
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak instructs Schwatt to admit Leitesh as an emergency case and to discharge him as soon as his emergency symptoms are over.
Dates: 1911 April 10