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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 L. Leibovitch, 1908 October 28

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0095.00010
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to Louis Leibovitch. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismission Committee to inform Perlman that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate on February 23rd, 1909.
Dates: 1908 October 28

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Leibovitch, 1909 July 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0095.00019
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Leibovitch. Spivak reminds Leibovitch that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate on July 15th. Spivak asks him to make all preparations to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Leibovitch to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. He hopes that Leibovitch 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.
Dates: 1909 July 2

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Perlman, 1910 April 11

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0121.00011
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Ike Perlman. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Perlman that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate on May 9th, 1910. He asked Perlman to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Perlman to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. He hopes that Perlman is able to obtain light, outdoor employment and that his health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter...
Dates: 1910 April 11

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Russcal, 1911 July 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0162.00012
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Russcal. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Russcal that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate on August 1st, 1911. He asked Russcal to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. Spivak also stated that he would like Russcal to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. He hopes that Russcal's health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 July 17

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Strull, 1911 July 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0157.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Strull. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Strull that his stay at the sanatorium will expire on September 1st, 1911. He asked Strull to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. Spivak also stated that he would like Strull to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. He hopes that his health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 July 17

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L.E. Schlechter, 1911 August 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0088.00017
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to L.E. Schletchter. Spivak tells Schlechter that JCRS does not assume any responsibility for patients after they are discharged from the Sanatorium. Spivak goes into detail about Asher Cooper’s case and states that while it is true that Cooper was a patient at JCRS from November 14, 1910 to May 24, 1911, he never gave Cooper transportation to St. Louis. Spivak tells Schlechter that the superintendent of JCRS understood that Cooper did have sufficient means to...
Dates: 1911 August 8

Letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Finkelman, 1911 June 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0106.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Max Finkelman. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Finkelman that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate on July 10th, 1911. He asked Finkelman to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He hopes that Finkelman 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.
Dates: 1911 June 9

Letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Greenberg, 1911 May 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0108.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Greenberg. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Greenberg that her stay at the sanatorium will terminate on June 1st, 1911. He asked Greenberg to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Greenberg to keep JCRS up to date regarding her health. He hopes that Greenberg's health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 May 2

Letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Greenberg, 1911 June 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0108.00012
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. M. Greenberg. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Greenberg that her stay at the sanatorium will terminate on July 10th, 1911. He asked Greenberg to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. Spivak also stated that he would like Greenberg to keep JCRS up to date regarding her health. He hopes that Greenberg's health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 June 9

Letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Leitman, 1910 November 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0149.00024
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Leitman. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Leitman that her stay at the sanatorium will terminate on December 1, 1910. He asked Leitman to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Leitman to keep JCRS up to date regarding her health. Spivak hopes that Leitman's health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 November 14