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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 Mr. S.J. Shalett, 1908 July 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0005.00019
Overview Typed letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. S.J. Shalett in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, notifying him that Mr. Oscar Ginsberg, on whose behalf he had written a recommendation, has been accepted to the Sanitorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, to be admitted on the 15th of July. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 July 15

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Dora Cohen, 1908 July 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0022.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. Dora Cohen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, informing her that her husband, Gabriel Cohen, was admitted as a patient into the Sanitorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society on the 13th inst. Letter states hope that his stay at the Sanitorium may prove beneficial to his health and is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 July 15

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Rosie Cohen, 1907 October 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0099.0003.00022
Overview Letter from Dr. C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Rose (Rosie) Cohen, dated Oct. 16, 1907. States a telegram was sent Oct. 10th and 11th announcing, "Louis Cohen, died at our Sanatorium on Thursday, Oct. 1oth at 3:15 pm. He was buried on the following day, Friday the 11th at 2:00 pm at Mount Nebo Cemetery, section 25 and lot 62." Additionally, letter requests a bill for $44.50 regarding funeral expenses be paid. Letter is not signed, but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1907 October 16

Letter from C.D. Spivak to N.B. Weiss, 1908 January 13

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0139.00012
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to N.B. Weiss. Spivak begins the letter by saying that Frank Schneiderman, a member of his lodge, filled out an application at JCRS on October 29th, 1907. He tells Weiss that Schneiderman turned his pockets inside-out and showed Spivak that he only had fifteen cents and not a single friend in Denver. Spivak tells Weiss that he sent Schneiderman to Mr. Garson’s boardinghouse and he would pay for one week of his board at a rate of $5.50. He then informs Weiss that he...
Dates: 1908 January 13

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Nellie Sifrim, 1909 October 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0055.00004
Overview Typed letter on JCRS letterhead from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Nellie Sifrim in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania informs that JCRS has invited Nellie Sifrim's husband, Wolf Sifrim, to enter the Sanatorium to regain his health. Letter is signed in black ink by C.D. Spivak.
Dates: 1909 October 16

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Nellie Sifrim, 1909 October 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0055.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Nellie Sifrim in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania informs that Nellie Sifrim's husband, Wolf Sifrim, has been invited to enter the JCRS to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 October 16

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

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0111.00033
Overview Tyoed letter from Dr. Spivak to Rebecca Frankel, informing her husband, 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 R. Frankel, 1908 August 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0111.00007
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Rebecca Frankel, informing her husband, 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 R. Frankel, 1908 November 13

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0111.00016
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Rebecca Frankel, informing her husband, Leo Frankel, is doing very well. He also states can online determine if he can get a stay extention after an examination. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1908 November 13

Letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Bristol, 1910 April 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0076.00006
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Sarah Bristol, 908 Reed Street, Philadelphia, Pa., in which he informs her son, Benjamin Bristol, was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 April 19