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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, 1914 September 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0146.00034
Overview Letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt tells Spivak that Mrs. Schwartz has been at the sanatorium too long and Mrs. Kolinsky brought Schwatt’s attention back to Schwartz’s case. Kolinsky told Schwatt that Schwartz has expressed dissatisfaction with everything and everybody at the sanatorium. Schwatt continues to say that Schwartz has the type of case that will go on for years and a strong effort should be made to send her away from JCRS. Schwatt trusts Spivak will look into the matter.
Dates: 1914 September 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, 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 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, 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 February 13

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0143.00035
Overview Typed letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt informs Spivak that Herman Nagler was admitted to the sanatorium as an emergency patient on January 25th, 1911. He continues to say that despite Nagler’s bad character he intended to keep him longer than a week because of his poor health. Schwatt reminds Spivak that he discharged Nagler once before for spitting, but this time Nagler went to town, against Schwatt’s orders, because Nagler said he needed to grab some clothing. Schwatt reports...
Dates: 1911 February 13

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 November 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0037.00012
Overview Letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt tells Spivak that H. Aaronson, J. Meyerowitz, and I. Schwartz are all recommended for discharge from the sanatorium in December.
Dates: 1911 November 24

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: B002.01.0104.0037.00021
Overview Letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt tells Spivak that H. Aaronson was admitted on June 16, 1911 and was discharged several months ago. Schwatt continues to say that because Aaronson was not feeling quite well he was allowed to stay until Pesach. Aaronson then went to Mr. Levine and requested an indefinite extension. Schwatt tells Spivak that he just received a list of 26 patients that will be discharged from the sanatorium. The patients on the list have stayed for a shorter time than...
Dates: 1912 April 15