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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 N.P. Levin, 1910 June 6

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0102.0155.00002
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to N.P. Levin requesting that Jacob Lefkowitz be admitted as an emergency case to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak mentions that Dr. E. Friedman phoned him to urge JCRS to admit Lefkowitz as soon as possible. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 June 6

Letter from C.D. Spivak to N.P. Levin, 1910 May 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0143.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to N.P. Levin asking him to admit Nathan Leib as an emergency patient. Spivak tells Levin that he received a note from Dr. E. Friedman which stated that Leib had a hemorrhage and was not receiving any attention at this boarding house. Spivak signs the letter “Secretary” at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 May 16

Letter from C.D. Spivak to N.P. Levin, 1910 June 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0144.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to N.P. Levin. Spivak asks Levin to kindly admit Louis Cohen to the sanatorium as an emergency patient. He tells Levin that the chairman of the Admission and Dismission committee, as well as other people are interested in his case.
Dates: 1910 June 10

Letter from C.D. Spivak to N.P. Levin, 1910 June 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0144.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to N.P. Levin. Spivak asks Levin to obtain the name of the secretary and address from the lodge that Louis Cohen belongs to. Spivak tells Levin that Cohen neglected to fill that information out on his application. The name and address is written in pen on the bottom of the letter.
Dates: 1910 June 10

Letter from C.D. Spivak to N.P. Levin, 1910 June 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0163.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak N.P. Levin requesting that Jacob Phillips be admitted as an emergency patient. Spivak informs Levin that Phillips arrived in Denver yesterday and brought a letter from the Blum Brothers. Spivak found that Phillips is very sick and suffering from a fever; therefore, needs immediate hospital attention. Spivak also tells Levin that he is under the impression that he made a correspondence with the people from Bellaire, Ohio but he cannot find the letter.
Dates: 1910 June 16

Letter from C.D. Spivak to N.P. Levin, 1910 June 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0164.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to N.P. Levin asking him to admit Annie Cray as an emergency patient. Spivak tells Levin that he received a note from Dr. E. Friedman that stated that she has suffered from a hemorrhage for about two weeks and Friedman recommended that she be admitted as soon as possible.
Dates: 1910 June 20

Letter from C.D. Spivak to N.P. Levin, 1910 June 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0165.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to N.P Levin informing him that Joseph Saltzburg was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society as an emergency case. Spivak informs Levin that Saltzburg was supposed to go to the Pacific Coast to recuperate his health, but he is too weak and suffers from fever; therefore, Spivak decided to admit him as an emergency patient. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 June 27

Letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Zeitlin, 1910 June 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0148.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Sam Zeitlin informing him that his brother, Alexander Zeitlin was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society as an emergency case. Spivak trusts that Zeitlin's stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 June 1

Note , 1912 July 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0168.00004
Overview Note from C.D. Spivak that explains Mr. Ferstendig called his office and told him he is in bad condition. The note also advises to admit Ferstendig as an emeregency case next week.
Dates: 1912 July 8

Note from C.D. Spivak to G. Yarros, 1911 May 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0026.00005
Overview Note from C.D. Spivak to G. Yarros. Spivak tells Yarros that Kovalsky is a very nice man and should be admitted to the sanatorium as an emergency case. Spivak continues to say that Kovalsky’s temperature is 104 degrees and should have precedence over other cases. His symptoms are enough to look at Kovalsky and determine his admission.
Dates: 1911 May 1