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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. 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....

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt, 1914 September 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0146.00035
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak tells Schwatt that he will have to submit the matter to the Admission and Dismission Committee. Spivak tells Schwatt that he does not know what to do with her because there is no one else that can take care of her. Spivak hopes Schwatt meets with him and the committee to come to a decision.

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

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0022.00011
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak tells Schwatt that since JCRS has not discharged Isaac Pfeffer he cannot give Pfeffer a letter of discharge "simply to please him."

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

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0037.00013
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak tells Schwatt that he has written to H. Aaronson, J. Meyerowitz, and I. Schwartz about the fact that they were recommended for discharge from the sanatorium on November 24, 1911. Their discharge date is December 25, 1911.

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

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0037.00017
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak tells Schwatt that he wrote to H. Aaronson regarding his discharge from the sanatorium. Aaronson’s stay will terminate on March 1, 1912.

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

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0037.00022
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak tells Schwatt to refer back to a letter Schwatt sent him on April 1st and note that Aaronson is not listed on the letter as patient recommended for discharge. Spivak tells Schwatt that he is sending Aaronson a letter of discharge for May 31st, 1912.

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

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0153.00010
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak informs Schwatt that the Admission and Dismission Committee has extended Reeder’s stay at the sanatorium for two months.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt, 1911 May 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0108.00010
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt informing him that Mrs. Tillie Spiro's and Mrs. Minnie Greenberg's stay at the sanatorium expires on June 1st, 1911.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt, 1912 March 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0158.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak tells Schwatt that he wrote to Wigatow to inform him that his stay at the sanatorium has been terminated and he must leave by Friday, March 29th.

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.