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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 D. Labovitz, 1909 November 2

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0101.0131.00015
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. D. Labovitz in Cleveland, Ohio, stating that 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

Letter from C.D. Spivak to D.J. Zinner, 1911 April 06

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0009.00005
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to D.J. Zinner, informing him that Joseph Winkler has been admitted to the Sanatorium of the JCRS. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 April 06

Letter from C.D. Spivak to D.J. Zinner, 1909 May 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0062.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to D.J. Zinner, Supreme Secretary of Order Knights of Joseph, in Cleveland, Ohio informs that JCRS has invited Marcus Weingarten, a member of the lodge, to enter the Sanatorium to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 May 21

Letter from C.D. Spivak to D.J. Zinner, 1909 December 6

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0079.00020
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to D.J. Zinner in Cleveland, Ohio, writing in reference about Louis Twerski. Spivak states that Twerski has been in the JCRS Sanatorium for over 6 months which is a longer stay then most patients but Twerski is well liked and the Superintendent has already extended his stay. Spivak states they will oblige to their request to keep Twerski in the Sanatorium until his lodge can make some arrangements. It would be an injustice for Twerski to stay...
Dates: 1909 December 6

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Dr. Boris D. Bogen, 1909 December 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0127.00002
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Dr. Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio, stating that they have received a bill from Dr. J.B. Fish for $1.50 to be advanced for Samuel Block for "shaving, etc." Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 December 1

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Dr. Boris D. Bogen, 1909 November 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0127.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Dr. Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio, stating that Samuel Block is trying to donate to the JCRS Sanatorium. Spivak states that they have already received a check from Bogen but that he was not able to get the correspondence yet. Spivak hopes that Boris is still thinking about settling his project in Denver. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 November 8

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Dr. William Hillkowitz, 1909 June 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0063.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Dr. William Hillkowitz in Cincinnati, Ohio informs that JCRS has invited Mrs. Kate Rainsberg, on whose behalf Dr. Hillkowitz had written, to enter the JCRS Sanatorium to regain her health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 June 10

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Fannie Horney, 1910 July 5

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0012.00032
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Miss Fannie Horney in Cleveland, Ohio informs that in reply to Miss Horney's previous letter, Spivak has enclosed a copy of a letter sent to Mr. Laufman which Spivak hopes will give satisfactory information. Informs that even though the JCRS Sanatorium is unusually crowded, JCRS has decided in deference to Miss Horney's writing to have Mrs. Ethel Lockman enter the Sanatorium at once. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 July 5

Letter from C.D. Spivak to G. Laufman, 1910 October 06

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0061.00018
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to G. Laufman, National Director, JCRS, 3937 Woodland Ave, Cleveland, Ohio, in which he says Bessie Fechter's stay extension will be submitted to the Admission and Dismission Committee for consideration. He also states he sent a receipt to Mr. Aranoff for the $8.00 sent by his children towards the support of the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 October 06

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. G. Diamonstein, 1909 November 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0131.00017
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to H. G. Diamonstein in Cleveland, Ohio, stating that Rickey Frisch, whose father is a part of Diamonstein'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