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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 H. Rabinowitz, 1909 August 10

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0101.0052.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. H. Rabinowitz in Cincinnati, Ohio informs that JCRS has invited Mrs. Minnie Kondritzer, whose husband Sol Kondritzer is a member of Rabinowitz's organization, to enter the Sanatorium to regain her health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 August 10

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Henry Block, 1909 December 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0127.00027
Overview Typed letter from C. D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Henry Block in Cincinnati, Ohio, stating that there was once a receipt enclosed for $10.00 for a generous donation from Samual Block's brother, Henry Block. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 December 24

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Henry Block, 1909 December 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0127.00034
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Henry Block in Cincinnati, Ohio, stating that enclosed was a receipt for $10.00 for the generous donation from Samuel Block's brother, Henry Block for the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 December 24

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Marx, 1909 June 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0063.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. I. Marx [Isadore Rainsberg] in Cincinnati, Ohio informs that Isadore Rainsberg's mother, Katy Rainsberg, has been invited 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 I. Neufeld, 1910 February 26

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0061.00008
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Ida Neufeld, Secretary, Admiral Dewey Lodge #236 O.B.A., 2663 E. 53rd St., Cleveland, Ohio, in which he informs a member of her organization, Bessie Fechter, was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 February 26

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Ida Gordon, 1909 April 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0034.00011
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Ida Gordon in Canton, Ohio informs that Ida Gordon's husband, Mr. David Gordon, 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 16

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I.H. Linder, 1909 June 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0062.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. I.H. Kinder, referenced as the "Cor. Sec." of Y.M.F.S. (Young Men's Friendly Society), in Cleveland, Ohio informs that in reference to Kinder's letter, Marcus Weingarten is receiving the very best treatment that JCRS can afford to give its patients and that JCRS does not descriminate between patients. Spivak informs that he will make it his special duty to interview Marcus Weingarten on his next visit to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned...
Dates: 1909 June 2

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. D. Zinner, 1910 November 09

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0094.00016
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to J. D. Zinner (sic), 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 J. Phillips, 1910 June 25

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0163.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. J. Phillips informing her that her husband Jacob Phillips was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society as an emergency patient. Spivak assures her that Phillips’ stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 June 25

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J.B. Fish, 1910 February 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0044.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to J.B. Fish in Edgewater, Colorado informs that JCRS patient Abe Gutnick had called the office and informed the he had tried to obtain a railroad ticket back home to Cleveland, Ohio but was unsuccessful. Spivak informs that Gutnick is due to leave the Sanatorium on the 15th. Requests that Fish bring this matter up at the meeting of the Board of Trustees. Spivak informs that he thinks it would be advisable that JCRS help him with the balance of...
Dates: 1910 February 8