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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 130 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from H.B. Ferguson to C.D. Spivak, 1909 June 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0080.00022
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from Mrs. H.B. Ferguson in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, introducing him to a man named Sam Yablonsky and hoping that Spivak will be able to help him receive help in Denver from the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is signed in ink "Mrs. H. B. Ferguson."
Dates: 1909 June 14

Letter from Jake Finkelstein to C.D. Spivak, 1910 July 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0008.00022
Overview Handwritten letter from Jake Finkelstein in Denver, Colorado to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Finkelstein has been sick for two years. Informs that Finkelstein used to own a grocery business back in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but have to give it up on account of his illness and spent all his money on treatment for tuberculosis. Informs that last summer, Finkelstein's doctors told him he would need to leave Pittsburgh and move to Denver. Without having any money, Finkelstein wrote...
Dates: 1910 July 14

Letter from L. Levin to C.D. Spivak, 1909 September 13

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0123.00012
Overview Typed letter from L. Levin with the Merchants Savings and Trust Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that the bearer of this letter who was Jennie Riesberg and whose husband is a mamber of thier congregation "Shareh Cedik and Warsawar Untershtitzung Faraein". Levin is writing to ask Spivak to admit Riesberg into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is signed in ink.
Dates: 1909 September 13

Letter from Max Tapolsky, 1908 September 22

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0072.00022
Overview Typed letter from Max Tapolsky in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that Abe Levy has left for Denver. It states that he is 19 years old, and comes form a poor family. Tapolsky is requesting for Spivak to take great care of him and to admit him into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is signed in ink M. Tapolsky.
Dates: 1908 September 22

Letter from Max Tapolsky to C.D. Spivak, 1909 January 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0072.00005
Overview Typed letter from Max Tapolsky in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, requesting to know how Abe Levy's health is doing in the Sanatorium. Levy's brother is in business with Tapolsky and states that he has not heard from him for 2 weeks. Letter is signed Max Tapolsky.
Dates: 1909 January 18

Letter from Max Tapolsky to C.D. Spivak, 1909 January 25

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0072.00007
Overview Typed letter from Max Tapolsky in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, requesting that the JCRS Sanatorium extends Abe Levy's stay because he is still very ill. Tapolsky states that he will put and try to find all money for Levy to stay. Leter is signed in ink Max Tapolsky.
Dates: 1909 January 25

Letter from Max Tapolsky to C.D. Spivak, 1909 January 5

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0011.00024
Overview Typed letter on M. Tapolsky, Son and Co. letterhead from Max Tapolsky in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to Dr. C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado introduces Mr. Harry Goldenson to C.D. Spivak. Informs that Mr. Harry Goldenson has been suffering from tuberculosis. Max Tapolsky informs that they have been friends from childhood, both being from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Mr. Goldenson, Max Tapolsky assured, is of good reputable character and an honest young man. Max Tapolsky asks as a personal favor that Mr....
Dates: 1909 January 5

Letter from Mr. and Mrs. David Goldenson to C.D. Spivak, 1909 May 3

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0011.00004
Overview Handwritten letter in pencil from Mr. and Mrs. David Goldenson in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to Dr. C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that the body of their son, Harry Goldenson, arrived on Saturday evening and his funeral took place on Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Goldenson request the full details of Harry Goldenson's death, if he made any requests, and if he was conscious. States that they knew they had done everything in their power to help their son but their only regret was that they...
Dates: 1909 May 3

Letter from Mr. and Mrs. David Goldenson to C.D. Spivak, 1909 May 3

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0011.00004
Overview Handwritten letter in pencil from Mr. and Mrs. David Goldenson in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to Dr. C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that the body of their son, Harry Goldenson, arrived on Saturday evening and his funeral took place on Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Goldenson request the full details of Harry Goldenson's death, if he made any requests, and if he was conscious. States that they knew they had done everything in their power to help their son but their only regret was that they...
Dates: 1909 May 3

Letter from Mrs. B. Goldenson to C.D. Spivak, 1909 May 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0011.00005
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink from Mrs. B. Goldenson in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to Dr. C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Mrs. B. Goldenson has received the package of valuables sent by express yesterday afternoon and all items were in good condition. Also responds to C.D. Spivak's previous letter to inform that she wishes to donate $1.27 that had been found with her son, Harry Goldenson, upon his death and to express her regret that the doctor had not informed her of the poor...
Dates: 1909 May 16