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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 29 Collections and/or Records:

Copy of Letter from Eli Cohen to Dr. Spivak, 1908 May 30

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0100.0013.00034
Overview Copy of typed letter on Hampden Shoe Company letterhead from Eli Cohen in Springfield, Massachusetts to Dr. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, introducing Max Goldstein of New Haven, Connecticut, who is much in need of medical assistance. Letter states hope that Dr. Spivak will try to take him in and do the best he can for him as Mr. Goldstein is a personal friend, so anything that can be done for him will be appreciated. Letter is signed Eli Cohen.
Dates: 1908 May 30

Letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Baxt, 1909 June 29

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0084.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. M. Baxt in New Haven, Connecticut, stating that his brother, George Baxt, has been invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 June 29

Letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Mendelsohn, 1910 February 25

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0110.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to M. Mendelsohn in New Haven, Connecticut, stating that Mr. Abraham Markel is getting along very will in the JCRS Sanatorium and that he will be able to go home, which will help him more then staying in Denver. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 February 25

Letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Mendelsohn, 1909 September 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0110.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to M. Mendelsohn in New Haven, Connecticut, stating that Abraham Markel has been invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 September 27

Letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Mendelsohn, 1909 July 28

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0110.00016
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to M. Mendelsohn in New Haven, Connecticut, stating that there is not a single vacancy in the JCRS Sanatorium to admit Mendelsohn's patient, Abraham Markel. To be in the line to become invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatoriu, the patient must be living in Denver and file an application at the Sanatorium. Many patients either recover slowly or die slowly, not making room in the Sanatorium very often. Spivak states that if it is possible for...
Dates: 1909 July 28

Letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Russcal, 1911 May 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0162.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Russcal informing him that his son, Louis Russcal was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Russcal’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 May 2

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Dorfe, 1908 July 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0013.00023
Overview Typed letter on The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society letterhead from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. Dorfe, Secretary of Knights of Israel, in New Haven, Connecticut, notifying him that Mr. Max Goldstein, a member of their organization, was admitted on the 23rd of June as an emergency patient into the Sanitorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society.
Dates: 1908 July 2

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Dorfe [Dorf], 1908 July 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0013.00027
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. Dorfe [Dorf], Secretary of Knights of Israel in New Haven, Connecticut, notifying him that Mr. Max Goldstein, a member of his organization, was admitted on the 23rd of June as an emergency patient into the Sanitorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 July 2

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Geo. Pins, 1908 July 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0013.00025
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series of patient records includes medical reports and histories, statistical data of patients, x-rays, and death certificates. The patient files include applications, correspondence and some may also contain photographs and personal items.
Dates: 1908 July 2

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Jacob Schoen, 1908 July 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0013.00026
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. Jacob Schoen, Grand Secretary of Independent Order Brith Abraham, in New York City, New York, notifying him that brother Max Goldstein, member of New Haven Lodge #131 was admitted on the 23rd of June as an emergency patient into the Sanitorium. Letter states that Mr. Goldstein was so weak when he came off the train that he could not be moved to any boarding house and was taken to the Sanitorium from an invalid chair from the depot....
Dates: 1908 July 2