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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, 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.

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.

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

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00051
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak informs Schwatt that he wrote to H. Aaronson, J. Meyerowitz, and I. Schwartz about their termination from the sanatorium will take place on December 25th.

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

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0158.00008
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt informing Schwatt that he failed to let him know that Mrs. Kroll and Mr. Hirshberg were notified to leave the sanatorium on August 15th.

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

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0103.00016
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak informs Schwatt that he failed to mention in his previous letter that Mr. Hirschberg and Mrs. Kroll were notified to leave the sanatorium on August 15th, 1911.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Weiner, 1909 June 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0010.00018
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Weiner. Spivak tells Weiner that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate three months after his date of admission, which was June 12th, 1909. Spivak asks Weiner to keep JCRS up to date about his health outside of the sanatorium.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Alpert, 1909 March 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.01118.00014
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Alpert. Spivak informs Alpert that the Admission and Dismission Committee complied with Alpert’s request to have Kopelowitz’s stay extended at the sanatorium. Spivak also addresses a matter with bills from New Haven and advised Alpert that the national directors and donors in New Haven should do something with the bills.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Epstein, 1910 November 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0169.00013
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Epstein. Spivak informs Epstein that the Admission and Dismission Committee has decided to discharge him because he shows no signs of being infected with tuberculosis. Spivak asks Epstein to make all necessary preparations to leave by December 1st, 1910.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Greenberg, 1908 March 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0150.00012
Overview Spivak tells Ignatz Greenberg that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate on April 1, 1908. Spivak asks Greenberg to make all preparations to leave the sanatorium by that date.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Greenberg, 1908 March 30

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0150.00018
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Greenberg. Spivak informs Greenberg that his stay at the sanatorium has been extended until May 1, 1908.