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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 132 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from F.E. Shapiro to C.D. Spivak, 1911 January 26

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0146.00003
Overview Handwritten letter from F.E. Shapiro to C.D. Spivak. Shapiro wrote to introduce Harry Soloman to Spivak. Shapiro informed Spivak that Soloman left for Denver and she hoped Spivak would admit him to the sanatorium as soon as possible. There is a postscript written to Yarros that stated there was no need to send Soloman to see a physician with a note in an unidentified language and circled above the postscript

Letter from H. Cohen to C.D. Spivak, 1910 June 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0148.00004
Overview Typed letter from Rabbi Henry Cohen to C.D. Spivak. Cohen is writing to advocate for Hyman Daily so that he may be admitted to JCRS earlier.

Letter from H. Cohen to C.D. Spivak, 1910 June 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0168.00009
Overview Handwritten letter from H. Cohen to C.D. Spivak. Cohen introduces Rosa Gordon and recommends her as an inmate to the JCRS sanatorium. Cohen tells Spivak that she is an excellent girl and Sunday school teacher. Cohen asks Spivak to do what he can for Rosa and signs the letter, “H. Cohen” at the bottom.

Letter from H. Feigelson to C.D. Spivak, 1908 September 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0095.00003
Overview Letter from H. Feigelson to C.D. Spivak. Feigelson tells Spivak that Spivak’s letter was read at a meeting on Sunday, September 13th. The Hebrew Sick Benefit Association of Montreal promised to give their aid to the next annual ball. He also informs Spivak that Mr. Leibovitch of Montreal is suffering from tuberculosis and is on his way to Colorado. Feigelson tells Spivak that he is referring him for admission to JCRS. He thanks Spivak in advance.

Letter from H. Feigelson to C.D. Spivak, 1908 September 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0095.00004
Overview Letter from H. Feigelson to C.D. Spivak. Feigelson introduces Mr. Leibovitch to Spivak and tells Spivak that Mr. Leibovitch of Montreal is suffering from tuberculosis. Feigelson asks Spivak to help Leibovitch when he arrives to Denver.

Letter from H. Marwill to C.D. Spivak, 1911 May 22

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0164.00002
Overview Typed letter from Hyman Marwill to C.D Spivak. Marwill tells Spivak that he wishes to make an application for admission of a young man that is afflicted with tuberculosis. Marwill also tells Spivak that a doctor in New York has advised that the young man leave for Denver to get treatment.

Letter from H. Marwill to C.D. Spivak, 1911 May 29

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0164.00004
Overview Typed letter from Hyman Marwill to C.D Spivak. Marwill tells Spivak that the young man’s name is Julius Cohen. Marwill hopes that Cohen will receive an early admission. Marwill thanks Spivak in advance.

Letter from H. Maslianksy to C.D. Spivak, 1911 February 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0162.00002
Overview A typed letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak informing him that Louis Russcal would be a good case for the JCRS sanatorium in Denver. Masliansky informs Spivak that Russcal does not have enough money to stay in Denver for six weeks, but he is confident that Russcal will find something to do in Denver to support himself until he is admitted to the sanatorium. Masliansky hopes that Spivak will be able to admit Russcal as soon as possible and signs the letter, "H. Masliansky, Manager" at the...

Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak, 1909 December 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0036.00003
Overview Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky tells Spivak that Abe Billen will call his office in a few days with a letter of recommendation from Masliansky. Masliansky tells Spivak that Abe was examined by a physician from JCRS and found that Abe’s case is a good case for the sanatorium. Masliansky also tells Spivak that Billen is prepared to live in Denver for six months while waiting for admission.

Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak, 1911 August 28

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0151.00002
Overview Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky tells Spivak that Mr. Henry Schnoor is the next applicant for admission to JCRS. Masliansky also tells Spivak that Schnoor was recommended to him by Mr. D. Robinsohn. He hopes he will be admitted at once.