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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 190 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Isidore Gold, 1908 November 6

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0033.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. Isidore Gold in Cleveland, Ohio, informing him that they have today sent a letter to his brother, Hyman Gold, inviting him to enter the Sanatorium as a patient. Letter states trust that his stay there will prove beneficial to his health and is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 November 6

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Newman, 1909 December 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0044.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. Newman in Cleveland Ohio informs that Spivak has learned from a mutual friend that Newman has an interest in Mr. Abe Gutnick who is a patient of the JCRS Sanatorium. Spivak informs that he understands Newman is willing to assist Gutnick by providing clothing. Spivak informs that Gutnick requests the following: "1 suit of clothes size 36 coat length 30 1/2 pants waist 33 pants l. inside 31 1/2, 1 overcoat size 36, 1 pair shoes #7, 1 pair...
Dates: 1909 December 24

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Rickman, 1909 November 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0131.00016
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. Rickman in Cleveland, Ohio, stating that Rickey Frisch, whose father is a member of Rickman's organization, has been accepted to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 November 2

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Rickman, 1909 May 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0062.00008
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. Rickman, Secretary of the Montefiore Lodge #62 of the Order Knights of Joseph, in Cleveland Ohio informs that a member of Mr. Rickman's lodge, Marcus Weingarten, has been invited to enter the Sanatorium of JCRS to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 May 21

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. S. Rubinstein, 1911 February 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0012.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. S. Rubinstein in Cleveland, Ohio informs that the letter is in response to Rubinstein's request for information on the condition of Mrs. Lockman and whether or not she will be able to leave Denver. Informs that Mrs. Lockman left for Cleveland on February 14th. Informs that all patients in the Sanatorium are treated with equal consideration and they do not make exceptions. Informs that Spivak understands Rubinstein is dissatisfied with the...
Dates: 1911 February 16

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. S. Rubinstein, 1910 October 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0012.00029
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. S. Rubinstein in Cleveland, Ohio informs that Spivak has inquired of the Sanatorium Superintendent as to the condition of Mrs. E. Lockman, a patient at the JCRS Sanatorium. Spivak writes that the Superintendent reports Mrs. Lockman is very sick and that she has no chance for a complete recovery. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 October 10

Letter from C.D Spivak to Mr. William Strube, 1923 February 7

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0001.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. William Strube in Chilliocothe, Ohio, stating that the letter and the state is not necessary when sending anything to a bank. He states that enclosed is the bank book and encourages Mr. William Strube to write to the National City Bank of Houston, Texas in order to gain the information that he is seeking. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1923 February 7

Letter from C.D Spivak to Mr. William Strube, 1923 January 30

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0001.00011
Overview Typed letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. William Strube in Chillicothe, Ohio, response to his letter asking how to make out a written statement in reference to the one thousand dollars which his father had left at a bank in Denver, Colorado. C.D Spivak encourages Mr. William Strube to write to the bank asking them that same question so that they may provide him with an answer. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1923 January 30

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Freda Agreen, 1908 September 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0032.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. Freda Agreen in Youngstown, Ohio, informing her that her husband, Mr. Aaron Agreen, was accepted on the 2nd inst. by the Admission and Dismission Committee as a patient into the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Letter states hope that his stay there may prove beneficial to his health and is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 September 4

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Mollie Frisch, 1909 November 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0131.00014
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. Mollie Frisch in Cleveland, Ohio, stating her daughter, Rickey Frisch, has been accepted to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 November 2