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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 32 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Morris Tonkonogy, 1909 September 30

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0073.00021
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Morris Tonkonogy in Fall River, Massachusetts, stating that his brother, Sam Tonkonogy, is doing fairly well but that no sign in his physical condition has changed. The Sanatorium does not know if Sam Tonkonogy will be discharged on his date yet, the doctors will have to wait until it gets closer to the date. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 September 30

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Alex Leshansky, 1908 July 29

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0030.00022
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. Alex Leshanksy, Secretary of Fall River Lodge #355 O.B.A., in Fall River, Massachusetts. Letter informs him that Brother Kessler [Meyer Kessler], a member of his worthy lodge, has been admitted to the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society on the 24th as an emergency case and that everything shall be done to make him as comfortable as possible. Letter states trust that his stay at the Sanatorium will be beneficial to his...
Dates: 1908 July 29

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. David R. Radovsky, 1908 September 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0030.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. David R. Radovsky in Fall River, Massachusetts. Letter states receipt of their esteemed favor of the 31st ult. requesting a certifed copy of the death certificate of Mr. Meyer Kessler, who died at the Sanatorium on the 19th of Aug., to be sent to the secretary of the Fall River Lodge #355, O.B.A. Letter states that in compliance of the request, same was sent to Mr. J. Lieberman [D. Lieberman], Secretary of the lodge, and also the bill...
Dates: 1908 September 9

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. I. Lieberman [D. Lieberman], Sec'y, 1908 September 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0030.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. I. Lieberman [D. Lieberman], Secretary of Fall River Lodge #355, O.B.A., in Fall River, Massachusetts. Letter states that enclosed find a certified copy of the death certificate of Mr. Meyer Kessler, who died in the Sanatorium on Aug. 19th. Letter states that also enclosed is a bill from the Beth Medrash Hagodal Cemetary Association for the funeral expenses amounting to $44.50. Found among the effects of Mr. Kessler was $4.05, from which...
Dates: 1908 September 9

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Leonard Leiseisohn [Leonard Leisersohn], 1908 July 29

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0030.00023
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. Leonard Leiseisohn [Leonard Leisersohn], Grand Secretary of Order Brith Abraham, in New York, New York. Letter informs him that they have admitted to the Sanatorium on the 24th of this month, Brother Kessler [Meyer Kessler], a member of the Fall River Lodge #355, in whose behalf he has written them. Letter states hope that his stay at the Sanatorium will be of great benefit to him and is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 July 29

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Minnie Kessler, 1908 December 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0030.00002
Overview Typed letter on The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society letterhead from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. Minnie Kessler in Fall River, Massachusetts, stating that in looking over his records, he finds that he has a pocket book left by her late husband, Mr. Meyer Kessler and kindly requests that she advise disposition of same. Letter is signed C.D. Spivak, Secretary.
Dates: 1908 December 19

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Minnie Kessler, 1908 September 5

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0030.00013
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. Minnie Kessler in Fall River, Massachusetts, stating that enclosed is a letter which was received at the Sanatorium addressed to her late husband. Letter states that it came too late for him and as it has no return address, it is being sent to her. Received today was a letter from Mr. David R. Radovsky asking them to send a certified copy of the death certificate, and the same has immediately been sent to the health authorities of...
Dates: 1908 September 5

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Minnie Kessler, 1908 July 29

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0030.00021
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. Minnie Kessler in Fall River, Massachusetts, informing her that her husband, Meyer Kessler, had been admitted to the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society on the 24th of this month, and that everything will be done to make him as comfortable as possible. Letter states trust that his stay at the Sanatorium will be of benefit to his health and is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 July 29

Letter from D. Lieberman to Dr. C.D. Spivak, 1908 September 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0030.00007
Overview Handwritten letter in ink on Fall River Lodge No. 355, O.B.A. letterhead from D. Lieberman in Fall River, Massachusetts, to Dr. C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. Letter states that enclosed please find returned the bill from the Beth Medrash Cemetary Association for the funeral of M. Kessler, who died in Colorado, as the lodge has nothing to do with funeral expenses. Letter states that the lodge does not pay any funeral expenses, as they do not have the funds for that and that the only thing the...
Dates: 1908 September 21

Letter from D. Lieberman to Dr. C.D. Spivak, 1908 August 29

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0030.00016
Overview Handwritten letter in ink on Fall River Lodge No. 355, O.B.A. letterhead from D. Lieberman in Fall River, Massachusetts, to Dr. C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. Letter requests a death certificate from the Board of Health for Meyer Kessler, who died at the institution August 20th, a member of their lodge, as he has to send notice of his death to the Grand Lodge. Letter is signed D. Lieberman.
Dates: 1908 August 29