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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 I. Horwitz, 1911 March 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0156.00018
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Horwitz. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Horwitz that his stay at the sanatorium will expire on May 1st, 1911. He asked Horwitz to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Horwitz to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. He hopes that Horwitz is able to obtain light, outdoor employment and that his health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Schwartz, 1908 September 3

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00017
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Schwartz. Spivak informs Schwartz that his stay at JCRS has been extended until November 10th, 1908. Spivak asks Schwartz to make all preparations to leave by that date. Spivak hopes that Schwartz's extended stay will benefit his health.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Schwartz, 1908 November 5

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00020
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Schwartz. Spivak informs Schwartz that his stay at JCRS will not be extended and he will need to leave by November 10th, 1908.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Schwartz, 1908 November 25

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00022
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Schwartz. Spivak informs Schwartz that his stay at JCRS will be extended until December 1st, 1908. Spivak instructs him to make all preparations to leave by that time. Spivak also hopes that his health will continue to improve.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Schwartz, 1911 December 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00052
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Schwartz. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Schwartz that his stay at the sanatorium will expire on December 25th, 1911. He asked Schwartz to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Schwartz to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. Spivak hopes that his health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Schwartz, 1911 December 26

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00054
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Schwartz. Spivak informs Schwartz that the Admission and Dismission Committee extended his stay at the sanatorium until January 25th, 1912. Spivak trusts that Schwartz’s health will improve by that time.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Bernstein, 1911 September 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0029.00021
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Bernstein. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Bernstein that his stay at the sanatorium will expire on October 15th, 1911. He asked Bernstein to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Bernstein to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. He hopes that Bernstein's health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Cohen, 1911 April 26

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0102.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Jacob Cohen. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Cohen that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate on May 25th, 1911. He asked Cohen to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Cohen to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. He hopes that Cohen is able to obtain light, outdoor employment and that his health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Dellar, 1911 December 30

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00058
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Dellar. Spivak informs Dellar that Schwartz’s stay at JCRS has been extended to January 25th, 1912. Spivak trusts that some arrangements will be made by Schwartz’s relatives to enable him to leave the sanatorium by that date.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Glazer, 1911 October 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0114.00022
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Glazer. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Glazer that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate on November 15th, 1911. He asked Glazer to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Glazer to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. He hopes that Glazer's health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.