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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 116 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Becker, 1910 May 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0041.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Becker, Secretary, Workmen's Circle Br #81, 503 Tanker Str., Philadelphia, Pa., in which he informs him they invited David Melnicoff, whose father is a member of his Ring, to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 May 18

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Frankel, 1911 January 25

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0111.00034
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Louis Frankel, informing his brother, Leo Frankel, was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1911 January 25

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Frankel, 1908 August 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0111.00010
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Louis Frankel, informing his brother, Leo Frankel, was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1908 August 27

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Melnicoff, 1910 May 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0041.00009
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Leon Melnicoff, 925 N 4th Street, Philadelphia, Pa., in which he informs him they invited his son, David Melnicoff, to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 May 18

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Rotenberg, 1909 August 31

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0063.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. L. Rotenberg in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, stating that Sam Silverman has been accepted to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 August 31

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Louis Becker, 1908 September 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0043.00011
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. Louis Becker in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, informing him that his son, Sam Becker, has been accepted to be a patient at the JCRS. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 September 4

Letter from C.D Spivak to Max Goldman, 1909 January 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0077.00011
Overview Typed letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. Max Goldman, secretary for the Hebrew Literature Society 310 Cathatine Str., Philadelphia, Pa., states that in compliance with Max Goldman's request, the death certificate of Simon Wasserstein is enlcosed with letter. "928" is handwritten on the upper righthand corner in pencil and underlined. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 January 23

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Miss Rebecca Gomborov, 1910 June 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0086.00002
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Rebecca Gomborov in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, replying about the condition of Louis Rudolph who was admitted into the JCRS Sanatorium on June 16, 1909 but ended up passing away the next day, June 17th. Spivak states that he was suffering from a severe hemorrhage attack of the lungs and was admitted as an emergency case. Rudolph's cousin as given full charge of his body and everything that the deceased patient had in his possession. Spivak...
Dates: 1910 June 21

Letter from C.D Spivak to Mr. Barnet Rubin, 1909 February 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0077.00008
Overview Typed letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. Barnet Rubin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, dated Febrary 16, 1909, informing Mr. Rubin that the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society has sent the bill for funeral costs of Simon Wasserstein. Letter states that Mrs. Sophie [in letter misspelled Sophia] Wasserstein of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania supplied JCRS with Mr. Rubin's name as the president of the lodge that Simon Wasserstein belonged to. Letter asks Barnet Rubin to provide payment...
Dates: 1909 February 16

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Isidore Hornstein, 1908 July 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0020.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. Isidore Hornstein in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, informing him that his brother, Mr. Gus Hornstein, was admitted on the 9th as an emergency case to the Sanitorium of the Jewish Consumptives Relief Society, this being the fourth time he was in the institution. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 July 14