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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, 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...
Dates: 1910 June 9

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.
Dates: 1909 December 1

Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak, 1909 December 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0154.00002
Overview Typed letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky tells Spivak that he will write to him about Mr. Sam Schmittmeyer under separate cover. There is a handwritten note in the corner that states that Schmittmeyer filed an application on December 29, 1909.
Dates: 1909 December 15

Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak, 1909 December 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0154.00003
Overview Typed letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky informs Spivak that Sam Schmittmeyer was recommended to him from the Independent Order Brith Abraham. Masliansky also states that the lodge provided Schmittmeyer with money to pay for about two months of expenses in Denver while he waits for admission to JCRS. Masliansky tells Spivak that Mr. Lieb Donner from the I.O.B.A. will call his office within a few days to appeal for Schmittmeyer’s case. Masliansky trusts that Spivak will give...
Dates: 1909 December 20

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.
Dates: 1911 January 6

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.
Dates: 1911 January 30

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.
Dates: 1910 October 7

Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak, 1911 February 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0158.00002
Overview Typed letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky informs Spivak that Mrs. Fannie Kroll was examined by one of JCRS’ physicians and found her case to be a suitable fit for JCRS. Masliansky also states that Kroll is an ex-patient of Bedford Station Hospital. He says that Kroll is prepared to stay in Denver for four weeks until she is admitted.
Dates: 1911 February 8

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.
Dates: 1911 September 18

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.
Dates: 1911 September 26