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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 J. Glazer, 1911 December 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0114.00026
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 January 1st, 1912. 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.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Goldblatt, 1911 June 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0127.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Goldblatt. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Goldblatt that her stay at the sanatorium will terminate on July 10th, 1911. He asked Goldblatt to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Goldblatt to keep JCRS up to date regarding her health. He hopes that Goldblatt's health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Housman, 1911 July 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0109.00012
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Jacob Housman. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Housman that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate on August 15th, 1911. He asked Housman to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Housman to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. Spivak hopes that Housman's health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Kopelowitz, 1909 January 5

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0118.00011
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Kopelowitz. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Kopelowitz that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate on March 13th, 1909. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Kopelowitz, 1909 March15

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0118.00013
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Kopelowitz. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismission Committee to inform Kopelowitz that his stay at the sanatorium has been extended until April 15th, 1909. Spivak asks Kopelowitz to make all preparations to leave by that date.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Kopelowitz, 1910 September 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0118.00018
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Kopelowitz. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Kopelowitz that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate on October 15th, 1910. He asked Kopelowitz to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Kopelowitz to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. He hopes that Kopelowitz is able to obtain light, outdoor employment and that his health continues to improve outside of the...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Kopelowitz, 1910 November 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0118.00019
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Kopelowitz. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Kopelowitz that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate on November 20th, 1910. He asked Kopelowitz to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. Spivak hopes that Kopelowitz's health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J.B. Fish, 1908 March 30

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0150.00017
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to J.B. Fish. Spivak informs Fish that Greenberg’s stay at the sanatorium has been extended until May 1, 1908. Spivak tells Fish that he has written to Greenberg as well.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Bloch, 1911 December 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0114.00028
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Bloch. Spivak informs Mrs. Bloch that the Admission and Dismission Committee accepted her request to extend the stay of Mr. Glazer. Spivak tells Mrs. Bloch that Glazer’s stay has been extended from November 15th, 1911 to January 1st, 1912.

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

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0169.00015
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Lena Epstein. Spivak apologizes for not responding sooner to her letter regarding the health condition of her husband, Isidor Epstein. Spivak tells Epstein the delay is due to the fact that doctors at the sanatorium were not sure if Isidor was suffering from tuberculosis in the first place; therefore, they were waiting for a final test before letting her know of his condition. Spivak then tells Lena that her husband is not suffering from tuberculosis and he will...