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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 Minnie Weingarten, 1909 May 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0062.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Minnie Weingarten in Cleveland, Ohio informs that Minnie Weingarten's husband, Marcus Weingarten, has been invited to enter the JCRS Sanatorium to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 May 20

Letter from C.D Spivak to Miriam Kalisky, 1909 July 3

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0011.00002
Overview Typed two-page letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Miriam Kalisky, Assistant Superintendent of the Jewish Aid Society of Chicago, Illinois, in regards to Mr. B. Weinstein and J. Miller who had claimed to have been sent back to Chicago by Mr. Disraelly. Letter states that both had been patients of the J.C.R.S. Bennie Weinstein from Feb 16th to June 1st 1909 and Jacob Miller from July 31st, 1908 to June 9, 1909. Letter states that Mr. Miller had been discharged because he was in fair...
Dates: 1909 July 3

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. A.B. Rose, 1908 September 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0032.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. A.B. Rose, Secretary of Bne Moses Lodge #209, O.B.A., in Youngstown, Ohio, informing him that brother Aaron Agree, a member of his worthy lodge, was accepted on the 2nd inst. 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 Mr. A.S. Newman, 1909 October 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0037.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Coloraod, to Mr. A.S. Newman, Secretary of Hebrew Relief Society in Cleveland, Ohio. Letter states that in regards to Mr. Greenstein, who claims that he was recently discharged from the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society and applied for assistance, will say that they have had a great deal of trouble from this man. Spivak states that he considers him a schnorer from schnorerland. Letter states that they have received a similar letter...
Dates: 1909 October 15

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. A.S. Newman, 1911 February 7

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0012.00012
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. A.S. Newman in Cleveland, Ohio informs that Spivak trusts that the letter of Dr. H. Schwatt, superintendent of the Sanatorium, regarding Ethel Lockman has reached Newman. Spivak informs that his opinion in this case is that it is best for Mrs. Lockman to go to Cleveland to see her husband and children. Informs that Spivak will communicate with Schwatt to make arrangements for Ethel Lockman's journey. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is...
Dates: 1911 February 7

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. G. Laufman, 1911 January 30

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0012.00015
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. G. Laufman in Cleveland, Ohio informs that Spivak has received the special delivery letter regarding Mrs. Ethel Lockman. Spivak informs that he has replied already and hopes that his communication has reached Laufman by now. The letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 January 30

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. G. Laufman, 1911 January 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0012.00019
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. G. Laufman in Cleveland, Ohio informs that he has received Laufman's request for information about Mrs. Lockman's condition. Spivak informs that the sanatorium's superintendent does not think the journey to Cleveland will make her condition worse and that her location will not matter. Spivak informs that postponing Ethel Lockman's trip to Cleveland for an entire month is not a good idea because she is very sick. Letter is unsigned but...
Dates: 1911 January 24

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. G. Laufman, 1910 July 5

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0012.00031
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. G. Laufman in Cleveland, Ohio informs that a vacancy occured and the JCRS Sanatorium has decided to hold this vacancy for Mrs. Ethel Lockman in view of the seriousness of her case. Informs that Laufman should send Mrs. Lockman to Denver at once. Spivak suggests that Ethel Lockman visit her physician in Cleveland for a thorough examination to be sure that the high altitude of Denver will not be harmful to her. If the physician finds that...
Dates: 1910 July 5

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. G. Laufman, 1910 July 22

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0012.00038
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. G. Laufman in Cleveland, Ohio informs that the JCRS Sanatorium has admitted Mrs. Ethel Lockman to the Sanatorium in the hopes that she regains her health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 July 22

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. H. Rosenberg, 1910 November 12

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0012.00024
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. H. Rosenberg in Cleveland, Ohio informs that Spivak has received Rosenberg's letter inquiring after the health of Mrs. Ethel Lockman, a Sanatorium patient. Spivak replies that he has enclosed a copy of the report from the Superintendent, Dr. H. Schwatt. Spivak informs that the letter contains bad news but is the truth and expresses hope that Ethel Lockman improve in spite of the expectations. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at...
Dates: 1910 November 12