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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 H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak, 1912 January 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0037.00015
Overview Typed letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt tells Spivak that he recommends Harry Aaronson for discharge from the sanatorium. Schwatt reminds Spivak that Aaronson was admitted on June 16, 1911 and his stay is supposed to end on March 1, 1912.
Dates: 1912 January 27

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

Letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak, 1911 October 11

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0114.00021
Overview Letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt recommended Mr. Glazer for discharge on November 15, 1911.
Dates: 1911 October 11

Letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak, 1911 April 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0102.00005
Overview Typed letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt tells Spivak to transmit A. Cooper, M. Sher, and B. Freifeld to the Admission and Dismission Committee for discharge from the sanatorium. Schwatt also tells Spivak that J. Cohen, M. Sherman, and L. Simmons should be discharged by May 15th, 1911 because most of them have gained weight and are feeling better. Schwatt goes into more detail about each patient’s condition.
Dates: 1911 April 14

Letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak, 1911 April 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0088.00014
Overview Typed letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt tells Spivak to transmit A. Cooper, M. Sher, and B. Freifeld to the Admission and Dismission Committee for discharge from the sanatorium. Schwatt also tells Spivak that J. Cohen, M. Sherman, and L. Simmons should be discharged by May 15th, 1911 because most of them have gained weight and are feeling better. Schwatt goes into more detail about each patient’s condition.
Dates: 1911 April 14

Letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak, 1910 August 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0143.00028
Overview Handwritten letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt informed Spivak that Nagler was discharged from the sanatorium because he refused to follow directions from the doctor. Nagler kept using his own spit cup, instead of the one provided by the sanatorium, and argued with the doctors about the spit cup a countless number of times.
Dates: 1910 August 24

Letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak, 1911 November 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00049
Overview Typed letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak informing him that patients H. Aaronson, J. Meyerowitz, and I. Schwartz are recommended for discharge in December.
Dates: 1911 November 24

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