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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 H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak, 1911 September 26

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0159.00003
Overview Typed letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky introduces Herman Stitch and tells Spivak that Stitch filed an application at his office on September 5th, 1911. Masliansky tells Spivak that Stitch is in need of medical treatment and asks Spivak to give Stitch the treatment he needs.

Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak, 1911 September 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0158.00002
Overview Typed letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky tells Spivak that Benjamin Wigatow prefers to wait in Denver until he is admitted to the sanatorium. Masliansky sent Wigatow's application under separate cover.

Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak, 1911 January 6

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0140.00003
Overview Typed letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky tells Spivak that Mr. Rabinowitz is suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis in the first stage and is recommended for admission. Masliansky tells Spivak that Rabinowitz has money to stay in Denver and trusts that he will be admitted soon. Masliansky includes a post script that states several members of the Rabinowitz family are JCRS members.

Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak, 1910 December 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0122.00002
Overview Typed letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky introduces David Smarodin to C.D. Spivak and explains that Smarodin was examined by one of JCRS’ physicians. Masliansky tells Spivak that Smarodin was advised to go to Denver and he has enough money to last for four weeks in Denver. Masliansky trusts that Smarodin will be admitted soon because of his health condition.

Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak, 1910 November 7

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0114.00002
Overview Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak telling him that he will write a separate letter about Jacob Glazer's case.

Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak, 1910 November 11

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0114.00003
Overview Typed letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky tells Spivak that David Gordon, Jacob Glazer, and Elias Ring each left for Denver because they are good cases for the sanatorium. Masliansky introduces Gordon first. He says that Gordon is from Portchester, N.Y. and was recommended to him from Gordon’s community. Masliansky introduces Glazer next and says that Glazer is prepared to stay in Denver for five weeks because a number of friends donated him money. The third case Masliansky...

Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak, 1910 October 7

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0128.00003
Overview Typed letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky tells Spivak that Irving Sirkes is prepared to stay in Denver for six weeks while he waits to be admitted to JCRS. Masliansky trusts that Spivak will admit him before that time.

Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak , 1911 January 30

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0151.00003
Overview Typed letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky tells Spivak that Mrs. Zaritzky was examined by a physician and found that treatment at JCRS would be beneficial to her. Masliansky states that Zaritzky is prepared to stay in Denver for six months and he trusts she will be admitted soon. Masliansky also informs Spivak that Ben Zaritzky is Mrs. Zaritzky’s brother-in-law and he is currently an inmate of JCRS.

Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak, 1910 June 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0151.00016
Overview Typed letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky tells Spivak that Mrs. Rosner called his office today to check on her husband, Fred Rosner. He explains to Spivak that Rosner is a member of the Admiral Schley Lodge #248 of the O.B.A. and that Samuel Dorf asked that Rosner be admitted to the sanatorium. Masliansky then states that Rosner is still in Denver and is a physical wreck. He also says that physicians in Denver told Masliansky that Rosner is run down and needs rest. Masliansky...

Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak, 1910 June 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0158.00005
Overview Typed letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky informs Spivak that he will be writing about Max Cohen under a separate letter.