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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 213 Collections and/or Records:

Dr. Charles Spivak of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, between 1920-1927

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Identifier: B063.03.0019.00001
Overview Portrait of Dr. Charles Spivak. Dr. Spivak was a founder of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. It was located on West Colfax Avenue, just outside of Denver. Dr. Spivak also served as executive secretary from 1904 until his death in 1929.

Dr. Charles Spivak of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, between 1920-1929

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00054
Overview Dr. Charles Spivak, executive secretary of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS), standing between two women. One of the women may be Mrs. Barnett, while the other remains unknown. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Spivak served as executive secretary from 1904 until his death in 1929.

Dr. Charles Spivak of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, circa 1925

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00055
Overview Formal head and shoulders portrait of Dr. Charles Spivak, dressed in a suit and tie. Dr. Spivak was a founder of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Spivak served as executive secretary from 1904 until his death in 1927.

Dr. Charles Spivak of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, between 1920-1927

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00056
Overview Dr. Charles Spivak, standing next to a door with a hospital bed behind him. Dr. Spivak was a founder of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Spivak served as executive secretary from 1904 until his death in 1929.

Dr. Charles Spivak of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, between 1904-1927

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00057
Overview Dr. Charles Spivak, standing outside of an unidentified building. Dr. Spivak was a founder of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Spivak founded JCRS and served as executive secretary from 1904 until his death in 1929.

Dr. Charles Spivak of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, between 1904-1927

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00058
Overview Portrait of Dr. Charles Spivak. Dr. Spivak was a founder of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Spivak also served as executive secretary from 1904 until his death in 1929.

Dr. Charles Spivak of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, circa 1920

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00059
Overview Formal head and shoulders portrait of Dr. Charles Spivak, dressed in a suit and tie. Dr. Spivak was a founder of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Spivak served as executive secretary from 1904 until his death in 1927.

Dr. Charles Spivak of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, between 1904-1927

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00060
Overview Portrait of Dr. Charles Spivak standing outside an unidentified building. Dr. Spivak was a founder of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Spivak also served as executive secretary from 1904 until his death in 1929.

Dr. Charles Spivak of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, between 1904-1927

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00061
Overview Portrait of Dr. Charles Spivak standing outside an unidentified building. Dr. Spivak was a founder of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Spivak also served as executive secretary from 1904 until his death in 1929.

Dr. Charles Spivak of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, between 1904-1927

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00062
Overview Portrait of Dr. Charles Spivak standing outside an unidentified building. Dr. Spivak was a founder of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Spivak also served as executive secretary from 1904 until his death in 1929.