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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 21 Collections and/or Records:

Bill from Postal Telegraph Cable Co. to C.D. Spivak, undated

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0023.00006
Overview Bill from Postal Telegraph Cable Co. addressed to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado dated June 18 1910. The bill is for a telegram from the 18th to D. Rozin in Terre Haute, Indiana that was not paid at the destination. The bill gives the reason that "shoved away address [illegible]" Bill requests that Spivak pay 65 to the bearer of the bill. Letter is signed "Postal [illegible]."

Copy of Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. A.S. Newman, 1909 October 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0037.00004
Overview Copy of typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. A.S. Newman, Secretary of Hebrew Relief Society in Cleveland, Ohio. Letter states that in regards to Mr. Greenstein, who claims that he was recently discharged from the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society and applied for assistance, will say that they have had a great deal of trouble from this man. Spivak states that he considers him a schnorer from schnorerland. Letter states that they have received a similar...

Envelope, 1909 October 13

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0008.00033
Overview The sender's address on the envelope reads "Fort Wayne National Furniture Co., 1231-1233 Calhoun Street, Corner Montgomery, Fort Wayne, Indiana". The recipent address reads "Mr. C.D. Spwak [sic] Secty., The Jewish Consumptives Relief Society, Denver, Cdo". On top middle of the enveliopo there is a postal stamp that reads "Fort Wayne Ind. Oct 13, 1909, 8PM".

Letter from A.L. Messing to C.D. Spivak, 1909 October 22

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0008.00028
Overview TYped letter on Fort Wayne National Furniture Co. letterhead from Rabbi A.L. Messing in Fort Wayne, Indiana to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado requests the cost of room and board for Ethel Tuberman until a room is avaiable at the Sanatorium of the J.C.R.S. and thanks the recipient in advance. Letter is signed "A.L. Messing".

Letter from A.L. Messing to C.D. Spivak, 1909 October 13

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0008.00032
Overview Typed letter on Fort Wayne National Furniture Co. letterhead from A.L. Messing in Fort Wayne, Indiana to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado states the condition of Ethel Tuberman, current inmate of the National Jewish Hospital, has been brought to the sender's attention and because her condition is incurable, she has been asked to leave the hospital. Letter states that taking her into the Sanatorium of the J.C.R.S. would be a great act of humanity and charity and hopes the recipient can exercise...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A.L. Messing, 1910 February 22

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0008.00014
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Rabbi A.L. Messing in Fort wayne, Indiana states that a copy of a piece of correspondence from Miss Ethel Tuberman has been enclosed based on the recipients interest in her welfare. Letter states that if her teeth were in better condition then her digestion would improve and would result in a more rapid recovery. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A.L. Messing, 1909 November 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0008.00021
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Rabbi A.L. Messing in Fort Wayne, Indiana states that Ethel Tuberman has been invited to the Sanatorium of the J.C.R.S. and everything will be done to make her as comfortable as possible. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A.L. Messing, 1909 October 26

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0008.00027
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Rabbi A.L. Messing in Fort Wayne, Indiana states that correspondence from the 22nd regarding rates for loding for Ethel Tuberman has been received. Sender recommends a good boarding house that charges at the rate of six to seven dollars per week. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A.L. Messing, 1909 October 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0008.00031
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Rabbi A.L. Messing in Fort Wayne, Indiana states that Ethel Tuberman spoke with C.D. Spivak and filed her application for admission to the Sanatorium. Letter states they will do their best to admit Ethel Tuberman as soon as possible but there is no certainty of date given the present conditiions in Denver. Letter notes that it will not be long but it would be best if she were provided with sufficient means for board and lodging when she...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to D. Rozin, 1910 August 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0023.00011
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. D. Rozen [D. Rozin] in Terre Haute, Indiana informs that Rozin's brother-in-law, Mr. Isaac Smith, has been admitted to the JCRS Sanatorium to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.