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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 May 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0108.00011
Overview Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky tells Spivak that Mrs. Greenberg was instructed to leave the sanatorium, but Greenberg’s husband called Masliansky’s office to tell him that he does not have the means to send for his wife. Masliansky continues to say that Mr. Greenberg asked if JCRS could extend Mrs. Greenberg’s stay for another two months until he can find support for her. Also, Mrs. Greenberg reported that she felt she still needed medical treatment. Masliansky asks Spivak...
Dates: 1911 May 9

Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak, 1911 November 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0171.00007
Overview Typed letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky tells Spivak that the ex-grand master of the I.O.B.A. lodge is in his office and asked him if JCRS could take an interest in Max Schaeffer’s case. Masliansky tells Spivak that Stern was surprised that he did not receive a response from Spivak because of the friendship that they have. Masliansky continues to say that Schaeffer is in Denver and does not receive any help from his family which is why the sanatorium must provide him with a...
Dates: 1911 November 9

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.
Dates: 1910 June 9

Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak, 1910 June 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0158.00009
Overview Typed letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky informs Spivak that Max Cohen and Oscar Friedman left for Denver. Masliansky tells Spivak that both of the men are only prepared to stay in Denver for six weeks while waiting to be admitted to JCRS. He also says that the men struggled to secure the money for their stay and he asks Spivak to consider them for admission.
Dates: 1910 June 16

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 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, 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, 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