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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 Rosie Blumberg, 1909 August 23

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0101.0106.00023
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Rosie Blumberg in Cincinatti, Ohio, stating that that her son, Sam Blumberg, has been invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 August 23

Letter from C.D. Spivak to S. H. Littman, 1909 September 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0131.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to S. H. Littman in Cleveland, Ohio, that states during the months of Passover and Solemn Days [2 months], the Sanatorium does not discharged any patients, therefore no vacancies open up. Littman wrote Spivak about a young girl, Rickey Frisch, and requested to admit her. Spivak states that the Admission and Dismission Committee wish to please their friends in Cleveland and will do their best to admit their patients. Letter is unsigned but...
Dates: 1909 September 15

Letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Margolies, 1909 December 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0058.00003
Overview Two pages typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Rabbi Samuel Margolies and M. Laufman, 2402 E. 43rd St., Cleveland, Ohio, in which he says there is not a single vacancy for Hyman Hershenhous in the sanatorium at the moment, and during the winter they cannot release any patients because they tend to get worst. He also states they are facing a deficit of $5000 for the last six months. He writes the only solution is to send Mr. Hershenshous to Denver as soon as possible, provide him with...
Dates: 1909 December 20

Letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Margolies, 1910 February 08

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0058.00007
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Rabbi Samuel Margolies, 2404 S. 43rd St., Cleveland, Ohio, in which he informs him Hyman Hershenhous was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 February 08

Letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Margolies, 1910 July 07

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0094.00005
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Rabbi Samuel Margolies, stating the sanatorium is crowded and cannot take Miss Cohen (sic) for an indefinite time. He says she can apply to the sanatorium as a regular patient and stay there for five or sic months. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 July 07

Letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Margolies, 1910 October 06

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0094.00007
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Rabbi Samuel Margolies, stating they will admit Miss Cohen (sic) as soon as possible and keep her in the sanatorium as long as necessary. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 October 06

Letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Margolies, 1910 November 04

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0094.00010
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Rabbi Samuel Margolies, stating they will not be able to admit Nettie Kahn in two weeks, but they will accept her as soon as possible. He also tells him to support her with the means for at least 4 weeks in Denver. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 November 04

Letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Margolies, 1910 November 09

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0094.00012
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Rabbi Samuel Margolies, informing him Nettie Kahn was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 November 09

Letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Margolies, 1910 November 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0094.00018
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Rabbi Samuel Margolies, asking him to pay for Nettie Kahn's board and room bill, $11. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 November 15

Letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Margolies, 1911 January 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0094.00019
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Rabbi Samuel Margolies, sending him the bill for Nettie Kahn's board and room, $11. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1911 January 10