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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:

Prescription Note from E. Friedman to C.D. Spivak, 1911 September 14

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0104.0155.00013
Overview Prescription note from Dr. Emanuel Friedman to C.D. Spivak. Friedman informs Spivak that Nathan Rapaport is suffering from tuberculosis and advises Spivak that he should be admitted to the sanatorium as an emergency case.
Dates: 1911 September 14

Prescription note from E. Friedman to C.D. Spivak, 1910 June 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0164.00002
Overview Prescription note from Dr. Emanuel Friedman to C.D. Spivak. Friedman informs Spivak that Annie Cray is suffering from a hemorrhage and asks him if she can be admitted to the sanatorium as an emergency case.
Dates: 1910 June 20