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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, 1910 November 26

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0149.00029
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Masliansky. Spivak tells Masliansky that Mrs. Leitman's stay at the sanatorium has been extended for another three months because doctors have found evidence of tuberculosis in her lungs. Spivak hopes Leitman's husband will be able to find employment by the time Mrs. Leitman is dishcharged.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Masliansky, 1911 March 7

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0149.00042
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Masliansky. Spivak tells Masliansky that Mrs. Leitman does not care to stay at the sanatorium much longer and will be leaving shortly for New York. Spivak tells Masliansky that JCRS has contributed money towards her travel expenses. Spivak also assures Masliansky that H. Eisenberg will be admitted shortly.

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.

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.

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.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt, 1911 October 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0114.00023
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak informs Schwatt that Jacob Glazer has been notified that his stay at the sanatorium expires on November 15, 1911.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt, 1911 December 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0114.00027
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak informs Schwatt that the following patient’s stay at the sanatorium will expire on January 1st, 1912. The patients include S. Hornstein, J. Glazer, J. Albert, A. Pomerantz, and L. Cohen.

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

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00055
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak informs Schwatt that the stay of several patients has been extended to various dates. The patients include I. Schwartz, H. Menkis, J. Albert, and A. Pomerantz.

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....

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt, 1910 November 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0169.00014
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak informs Schwatt that the Admission and Dismission Committee has decided to discharge Isidor Epstein because he shows no signs of being infected with tuberculosis. Spivak tells Schwatt that Epstein’s stay will terminate on December 1st, 1910.