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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 H. Masliansky, 1911 July 14

 Item
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.
Dates: 1911 July 14

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.
Dates: 1911 October 24

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Nagler, 1909 February 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0143.00015
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Nagler. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Nagler that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate on February 10th, 1909. Spivak also stated that he would like Nagler to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. He hopes that Nagler 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.
Dates: 1909 February 10

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Nagler, 1909 February 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0143.00016
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Nagler. Spivak informs Nagler that his stay at the sanatorium has been extended until March 15, 1909.
Dates: 1909 February 23

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Nagler, 1909 March 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0143.00017
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Nagler. Spivak informs Nagler that his stay at the sanatorium has been extended until April 15, 1909. Spivak asks Nagler to make necessary preparations to leave by that time.
Dates: 1909 March 15

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt, 1911 April 26

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0151.00026
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt replying to his request to inform the Admission and Dismission Committee about the extension for the following patients: Miss Winograd, Mrs. Zaretzky, Mr. Blauweis, Mr. Rosner, and Mr. Hurwitz. Spivak informs Schwatt that the Admission and Dismission Committee carefully considered his request, but has decided to not grant the extension for any of the patients. The committee states that the applicant numbers are constantly increasing with urgent cases....
Dates: 1911 April 26

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt, 1911 April 26

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0156.00020
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt replying to his request to inform the Admission and Dismission Committee about the extension for the following patients: Miss Winograd, Mrs. Zaretzky, Mr. Blauweis, Mr. Rosner, and Mr. Hurwitz. Spivak informs Schwatt that the Admission and Dismission Committee carefully considered his request, but has decided to not grant the extension for any of the patients. The committee states that the applicant numbers are constantly increasing with urgent cases....
Dates: 1911 April 26

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt, 1910 November 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0149.00025
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak informs Schwatt that Mrs. Leitman's stay at the sanatorium expires on December 1, 1910.
Dates: 1910 November 14

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt, 1910 November 26

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0149.00028
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak tells Schwatt that Mrs. Leitman's stay at the sanatorium has been extended for another three months.
Dates: 1910 November 26

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt, 1911 January 31

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0149.00034
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak tells Schwatt that Mrs. Leitman has been asked to leave the sanatorium by February 10, 1911. Spivak also says that Mr. Finkelstein has been asked to leave by March 1, 1911.
Dates: 1911 January 31