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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 C. Queen, 1911 July 17

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0103.0161.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to C. Queen. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Queen that her stay at the sanatorium will terminate on September 1st 1911. He asked Queen to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. Spivak also stated that he would like Queen to keep JCRS up to date regarding her health. He hopes that Queen's health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "C.D. Spivak, Secretary" at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to C. Tepperman, 1911

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0096.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to C. Tepperman. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Tepperman that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate on September 1st, 1911. He asked Tepperman to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Tepperman to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. He hopes that Tepperman's health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to C. Tepperman, 1911 September 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0096.00008
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to C. Tepperman. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Tepperman that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate on October 15th, 1911. He asked Tepperman to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Tepperman to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. He hopes that Tepperman's health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to D. Diamond , 1911 September 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0155.00024
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to D. Diamond. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Diamond that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate on October 15th, 1911. He asked Diamond to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Diamond to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. Spivak hopes that Diamond's health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to D. Diamond. , 1911 October 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0155.00025
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to D. Diamond. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Diamond that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate on November 20th, 1911. He asked Diamond to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Diamond to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. Spivak hopes that Diamond's health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to F. Kroll, 1911 July 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0158.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to F. Kroll. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Kroll that her stay at the sanatorium will expire on August 15th, 1911. He asked Kroll to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. Spivak also stated that he would like Kroll to keep JCRS up to date regarding her health. He hopes that her health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to F. Kroll, 1911 September 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0158.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to F. Kroll. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Kroll that her stay at the sanatorium will expire on October 15th, 1911. He asked Kroll to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. Spivak also stated that he would like Kroll to keep JCRS up to date regarding her health. He hopes that her health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to F. Reeder, 1912 April 12

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0153.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to F. Reeder. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Reeder that her stay at the sanatorium will terminate on May 15th, 1912. He asked Reeder to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Reeder to keep JCRS up to date regarding her health. He hopes that Reeder's health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to F. Reeder, 1912 April 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0153.00009
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to F. Reeder. Spivak informs her that the Admission and Dismission Committee has extended her stay at the sanatorium for two months.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to F. Reeder, 1913 March 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0153.00023
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to F. Reeder. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Reeder that her stay at the sanatorium will terminate on March 24th, 1913. He asked Reeder to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Reeder to keep JCRS up to date regarding her health. He hopes that Reeder's health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.