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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 129 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from C.D. Spivak to N. Rapaport, 1911 July 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0155.00012
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to N. Rapaport. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Rapaport that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate on July 17th, 1911. He asked Rapaport to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Rapaport to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. He hopes that Rapaport's health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 July 17

Letter from C.D. Spivak to N. Wiener and S. Wargon, 1909 July 13

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0145.00015
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to N. Wiener and S. Wargon of the Denver Benevolent Society. Spivak informs them that M. Perlman’s condition is fair and he has already been to the sanatorium three times. JCRS has over sixty applications on file from people who have never been to the sanatorium. Spivak tells the men that if JCRS had unlimited money and beds, then someone in the state of health that Perlman is could stay at the sanatorium for two years, but capacity is limited and JCRS must take...
Dates: 1909 July 13

Letter from C.D. Spivak to R. Schwartz, 1914 July 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0146.00033
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Rosche Schwartz. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Schwartz that her stay at the sanatorium will terminate shortly. He asked Schwartz to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. Spivak tells Schwartz that her discharge date will be arranged after he hears from her. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1914 July 8

Letter from C.D. Spivak to R. Schwartz, 1916 August 28

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0146.00047
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to R. Schwartz. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Schwartz that her stay at the sanatorium will terminate on September 4th, 1916. He asked Schwartz to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Schwartz to keep JCRS up to date regarding her health. He hopes that Schwartz's health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom. There is...
Dates: 1916 August 28

Letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Grafman, 1911 July 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0126.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Grafman. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Grafman that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate on September 1st, 1911. He asked Grafman to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Grafman to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. He hopes that Grafman's health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 July 17

Letter from F. Taussig to C.D. Spivak, 1912 November 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0153.00018
Overview Letter from F. Taussig to C.D. Spivak. Before Taussig takes any action with Reeder’s case, the Jewish Aid Society of Chicago would like a statement from Spivak about what he advises they do for Reeder. Taussig asks Spivak if he thinks Reeder should be returned to Chicago due to the climate there.
Dates: 1912 November 14

Letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak, 1911 April 29

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0151.00027
Overview Typed letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt replies to Spivak’s letter regarding the discharge instructions from the Admission and Dismission Committee. Schwatt informs Spivak that Miss E. Winograd has been running a temperature ranging between 100 and 102 degrees while Mr. F. Rosner is quite ill and confined to his bed. Schwatt tells Spivak that under those circumstances he does not see how he can discharge those patients by May 1st, 1911.
Dates: 1911 April 29

Letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak, 1911 April 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0156.00019
Overview Typed letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak asking him to advise the Admission and Dismission Committee about the extension for the following patients: Miss Winograd, Mrs. Zaretzky, Mr. Blauweis, Mr. Rosner, and Mr. Hurwitz. The patients are supposed to leave the sanatorium on May 1st, 1911. The letter is signed, “H. Schwatt Superintendent” at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 April 17

Letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak, 1912 April 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0153.00008
Overview Letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt tells Spivak the Fanny Reeder asked him for an extension of her stay at JCRS. Schwatt states that if there is not a great pressure for vacancies amongst women at the sanatorium, Schwatt recommends that Reeder be given an extension of her stay.
Dates: 1912 April 15

Letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak, 1912 October 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0153.00014
Overview Letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt tells Spivak that some time ago Fanny Reeder was discharged from the sanatorium, but he would like to know what her status is since Spivak worked with another society about her case.
Dates: 1912 October 4