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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 B. Ruskin, 1909 August 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0106.00020
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to B. Ruskin in Cincinatti, Ohio, stating that 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 Bela Gutnick, 1909 April 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0044.00016
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. B. Gutnick [Bela Gutnick] in Cleveland, Ohio informs that Bela Gutnick's son, Abe Gutnick, has been invited to enter the JCRS Sanatorium to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 April 21

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Boris D. Bogen, 1912 May 11

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0106.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio, replying to information requested for Sam Blumberg that he entered the JCRS Sanatorium on August 24, 1909, and died on October 15, 1909. It states that "Indeed we will do the 'Johnny on the spot act'" and that Spivak will be in Cleveland. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1912 May 11

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Boris D. Bogen, 1909 November 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0052.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio is in reply to Bogen's letter of the 4th in reference to Mrs. M. Kondritzer and informs that Bogen's requests cannot be met by JCRS. Informs that Minnie Kondritzer is able to enter another Sanatorium for a month but Spivak cannot promise to keep a spot for her at JCRS. Spivak informs that the attending physicians at JCRS are fully capable of observing patients and are able to make both diagnosis and...
Dates: 1909 November 15

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Boris D. Bogen, 1909 October 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0127.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Dr. Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio, stating that Dr. Philip Hillkowitz informed Spivak about Samuel Block's case. Block has been "starving" and has been living off of the free lunchs, and that his brothers would not help with money assistance. Now that Block has been admitted into the Sanatorium his brothers are willing to pay $10.00 for his keep. Spivak states that the hospital cannot accept any money from Blocks brothers and that Block...
Dates: 1909 October 20

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Boris D. Bogen, 1910 February 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0127.00021
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio, stating that as a reminder on January 11th Spivak wrote to him about the money advancement to Samuel Block for the amount of $24.50. Spivak is asking to refer this matter over to Block's brother. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 February 18

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Boris D. Bogen, 1910 January 11

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0127.00022
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Boris d. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio, stating that there once was a bill enclosed for the amount of $4.50 for an advancement for Samuel Block from Dr. JB Fish for the months of October and November. As well as a bill that was sent a while ago for $20.00 for clothing purchased by Samuel Block. Spivak is requesting to bring the matter of bills to Block's brother. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 January 11

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Boris D. Bogen, 1909 December 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0127.00033
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Borid D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio, stating that their mutual friend Samuel Block left the Institution on his own free will. His absence happened after Spivak gave him a letter/bill for $20.00 for clothing expenses. Dr. JB Fish repremanded Block for not following the hospital rules and that if he was to weak to make his bed then he is too weak to getting out of bed at all. On the afternoon of the same day as this repremanding happened,...
Dates: 1909 December 24

Letter from C.D. Spivak to C.H. Clark, 1910 May 04

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0061.00013
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Dr. H. Clark, State Hospital, Insane Dept., Cleveland, Ohio, in which he asks about Bessie Fechter husband's condition, Max Fechter. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 May 04

Letter from C.D. Spivak to C.W. Waterman, 1909 October 29

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0062.00002
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to C.W. Waterman, attorney for Rock Island Limited in Denver, Colorado informs that Spivak certifies that Mr. Marcus Weingarten is a patient at the JCRS Sanatorium since May. Spivak informs that the sanatorium only admits indigent patients and does not charge for board and treatment. Spivak informs that Marcus Weingarten is without means, destitute and without a home but is anxious to return to his family in Cleveland, Ohio. Letter is unsigned...
Dates: 1909 October 29