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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 F. Rosner, 1909 August 28

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0151.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to F. Rosner. Spivak wrote to remind Rosner that his stay at the sanatorium will expire on September 13th, 1909. He asked Rosner to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Rosner to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. He hopes that Rosner is able to obtain light, outdoor employment and that his health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to F. Rosner, 1909 September 22

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0151.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to F. Rosner. Spivak wrote to remind Rosner that his stay at the sanatorium will expire on October 13th, 1909. He asked Rosner to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Rosner to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. He hopes that Rosner is able to obtain light, outdoor employment and that his health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to F. Rosner, 1911 March 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0151.00024
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to F. Rosner. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Rosner that his stay at the sanatorium will expire on May 1st, 1911. He asked Rosner to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Rosner to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. He hopes that Rosner is able to obtain light, outdoor employment and that his health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to F. Rosner, 1911 October 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0151.00028
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to F. Rosner. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Rosner that his stay at the sanatorium will expire on November 20th, 1911. He asked Rosner to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Rosner to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. He hopes that Rosner's health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Aaronson, 1911 December 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0037.00014
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Aaronson. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Aaronson that his stay at the sanatorium will expire on December 25th, 1911. He asked Aaronson to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Aaronson to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. He hopes that Aaronson’s health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Aaronson, 1912 January 30

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0037.00016
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Aaronson. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Aaronson that his stay at the sanatorium will expire on March 1, 1912. He asked Aaronson to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Aaronson to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. He hopes that Aaronson’s health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Aaronson, 1912 April 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0037.00024
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Aaronson. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Aaronson that his stay at the sanatorium will expire on May 31st, 1912. He asked Aaronson to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Aaronson to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. He hopes that Aaronson’s health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Masliansky, 1911 October 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0029.00022
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Masliansky. Spivak informs Masliansky that Louis Goldstein and Joseph Bernstein were discharged from the sanatorium.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Masliansky, 1911 July 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0108.00013
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Masliansky. Spivak informs Masliansky that M. Greenberg was discharged from the sanatorium. Masliansky recommended Greenberg for admission on November 17, 1910.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Masliansky, 1912 March 28

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0158.00011
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Masliansky. Spivak tells Masliansky that he enclosed a letter addressed to B. Wigatow. Spivak goes into detail about the patients who are very sick at the sanatorium. Spivak then explains that once patients begin to feel better they are carefully assigned light work around the sanatorium. Spivak tells Masliansky that Wigatow was able to work five hours a day, but refused to work the twenty minutes assigned to him to clear dishes from the dining room tables...