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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 R. Farber to C.D. Spivak, 1908 August 30

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0100.0058.00017
Overview Typed letter from R. Farber in Des Moines, Iowa, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that a man named Abraham Berman, a past patient in the Sanatorium, has come down with the symptoms again and would like to be sent back to Denver to admit into the JCRS. Farber also states that he is in contact with Mr. H. Hurwitz, waiting for a reply from him. Letter is signed in ink "R. Farber".
Dates: 1908 August 30

Letter from R. Mark to C.D. Spivak, 1908 September 5

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0058.00013
Overview Typed letter from R. Marks in Des Moines, Iowa, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, discussing the patient of Adolph Berman. Marks writes that Berman is in poor condition physically and finacially. Marks, along with J.B. Blank think it is best to admit Adolph Berman into the Sanatorium at once, as it will be less trouble to a Mr. Hurwitz. Letter is signed in ink "R. Marks".
Dates: 1908 September 5

Letter from Rabbi Farber to C.D. Spivakq, 1908 September 28

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0058.00010
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from R. Farber in Des Moines, Iowa, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, requesting for the JCRS to admit Adolph Berman into the Sanatorium. Letter is signed in ink "R. Farber".
Dates: 1908 September 28