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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 April 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0023.00010
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. Spivak also tells Schwatt that Leitesh is a dentist by profession and Spivak is sure that Leitesh will make himself useful at the sanatorium by looking after the condition of patients' teeth.
Dates: 1911 April 10

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt, 1911 April 11

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0024.00012
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak asks Schwatt to admit Abraham Cohen to the sanatorium as an emergency case and to discharge him as soon as the emergency symptoms are over.
Dates: 1911 April 11

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt, 1911 May 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0026.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt informing him that Abraham Kovalsky was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society as an emergency case. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 May 2

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Leib, 1910 May 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0143.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Israel Leib informing him that his son, Nathan Leib was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society as an emergency case. Spivak trusts that Leib's stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 May 20

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Rapaport, 1911 September 28

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0155.00016
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Ida Rapaport informing her that her son, Nathan Rapaport was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Rapaport’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 September 28

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Zeitlin, 1910 June 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0148.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Zeitlin. Spivak informs Zeitlin that his son, Alexander Zeitlin is not feeling very well. He tells Zeitlin that JCRS will do their best for him. He also tells Zeitlin that his son has not had any hemorrhages, but does have a fever. Spivak hopes that A. Zeitlin’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health and JCRS will spare nothing on his behalf. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 June 14

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Phillips, 1910 June 25

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0163.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. J. Phillips informing her that her husband Jacob Phillips was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society as an emergency patient. Spivak assures her that Phillips’ stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 June 25

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J.B. Fish, 1909 April 26

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0148.00002
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Dr. J.B. Fish asking him to admit Mr. Seidner to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society as an emergency case. Spivak informs him that the patient is suffering from hemorrhage of his lungs for the last three days. He also says that he personally investigated the case. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom. Although Spivak names a “Mr. Seidner” the letter is in Alexander Zeitlin’s file.
Dates: 1909 April 26

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Harris, 1910 December 6

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0116.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Harris. Spivak informs Harris that Mr. Shapiro filled out an application at the JCRS office and there happened to be a vacant spot available so they admitted him right away. Spivak assures Harris that every effort will be made to make Shapiro’s stay comfortable. Spivak also mentions that he is happy to hear that their representative, Mrs. D. Mesirow is doing well in Omaha and thanks Harris for the generous contribution to JCRS.
Dates: 1910 December 6

Letter from C.D. Spivak to M.R. Smirnow, 1906 December 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0144.00002
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Dr. M.R. Smirnow. Spivak informs Smirnow that Louis Cohen should be considered as an emergency patient and will be admitted for two weeks. Spivak also tells Smirnow that at the expiration of the two weeks Smirnow is supposed to discharge Cohen unless otherwise directed.
Dates: 1906 December 17