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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 43 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from C.D. Spivak to N. Friedman, 1909 March 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0036.00013
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. N. Friedman in Ottumwa, Iowa thanks Friedman for his letter informing Spivak of the visit of Mr. H. Hurwitz of Sioux City and that the members of the community did not know of the existence of JCRS. Spivak informs that they are very pleased to have gained friends in the area. Spivak informs that regarding the girl that Friedman wrote about, that JCRS has not a single vacancy and there will be none until after Passover. Spivak informs that...
Dates: 1909 March 17

Letter from C.D. Spivak to O. Oransky, 1905 November 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0058.00022
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to O. Oransky in Des Moines, Iowa, stating that Adolph Berman has been accepted into the JCRS Sanatorium. Also Spivak discusses that a Miss Anna Hillkowitz is in Des Moines. She is there to help with the financially-ill. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1905 November 23

Letter from C.D. Spivak to R. Farber, 1908 September 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0058.00015
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to R. Farber in Des Moines, Iowa, asking if they can send a man named Abrahamn Berman to the JCRS, who was a patient in the past. Spivak states that they had an Adolph Berman who was in the Sanatorium from November 24, 1905 to March 18, 1906, wondering if this is the same man. Spivak states to send the patient, but like all others, once he arrives in Denver he will have to file an application and wait until a vacancy opens up. Letter is signed...
Dates: 1908 September 2

Letter from C.D. Spivak to R. Farber, 1908 September 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0058.00016
Overview Copy of a typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to R. Farber in Des Moines, asking if they can send a man named Abrahamn Berman to the JCRS, who was a patient in the past. Spivak states that they had an Adolph Berman who was in the Sanatorium from November 24, 1905 to March 18, 1906, wondering if this is the same man. Spivak states to send the patient, but like all others, once he arrives in Denver he will have to file an application and wait until a vacancy opens up Iowa. The...
Dates: 1908 September 2

Letter from C.D. Spivak to R. Marks, 1908 October 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0058.00008
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to R. Marks in Des Moines, Iowa, stating that Adolph Berman has been accpeted into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 October 1

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Rabbi R. Farber, 1908 October 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0058.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Rabbi. R. Farber in Des Moines, Iowa, stating that Adolph Berman was accepted into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 October 1

Letter from J. B. Blank to C.D. Spivak, 1908 October 7

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0058.00004
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from J.B. Blank in Des Moines, Iowa, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, thanking Spivak for helping Adolph Berman and admitting him into the JCRS Sanatorium. Blank states that Berman is an upright citizen and a "worthy Jewish fellow". Letter is singed in ink "J.B. Blank".
Dates: 1908 October 7

Letter from J.B. Blank to C.D. Spivak, 1908 September 5

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0058.00014
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from J.B. Blank in Des Moines, Iowa to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, requesting for the JCRS to admit Adolph Berman. Berman was a patient of R. Farber in Iowa and has been sent to Denver to help. Blank states that in the Sanatorium in Denver, Des Moines has a specific tent and believe it would be best to admit Berman immediately. Letter is signed in ink "J.B. Blank".
Dates: 1908 September 5

Letter from J.J. Frankel to C.D. Spivak, 1911 January 12

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0111.00025
Overview Typed letter from J.J. Frankel to Dr. Spivak, asking for his brother-in-law, Leo Frankel, to be admitted to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "J.J. Frankel" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1911 January 12

Letter from J.J. Frankel to C.D. Spivak, 1911 December 07

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0111.00043
Overview Typed letter from J.J. Frankel to Dr. Spivak, thanking him for admitting Leo Frankel to the sanatorium on the 25. J.J. Frankel is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 December 07