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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 C.D. Spivak to H.B. Ferguson, 1910 August 30

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0103.0051.00007
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Mrs. H.B. Ferguson, in which he informs Freda Zeigler was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 August 30

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H.B. Ferguson, 1909 January 29

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0072.00008
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. H.B. Ferguson in Pittsburg Pennsylvania, stating that Abe Levy (Tobe) has not improved and that he will not be discharged from the Sanatorium. Spivak then goes on to discuss the inner workings of the JCRS and how patients and the day to days are run. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 January 29

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H.B. Ferguson, 1908 October 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0072.00015
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to H.B. Ferguson in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, stating that her protege, Abe Levy [Tobe], has been admitted into the Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 October 9

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H.B. Ferguson, 1910 February 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0029.00015
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak addressed to Mrs. H.B. Ferguson, Nat'l Director, Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, 1115 Bluff Street, Pittsburg, Pa. informing Mrs. Ferguson that it is impossible to admit Mrs. Bertha Jacobs at the moment as "women patients do not leave the Sanatorium during the winter months." Spivak does hope, however, to admit Mrs. Jacobs in the next few months. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 February 18

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H.B. Ferguson, 1909 November 30

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0025.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. H.B. Ferguson in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that states Mr. Harry B. Bernstein has been invited to the Sanatorium of the J.C.R.S. Letter is unsigned, but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 November 30

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H.B. Ferguson, 1909 May 7

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0025.00016
Overview Typed 2 page letter from C.D. Spivak addressed to Mr [sic] H. B. Ferguson, Sec'y., Pittsburg House of Shelter, 1115 Bluff Str., Pittsburg, Pa. In the letter, Spivak discusses how he regrettably left and forgot about two unread letters from Mrs. Ferguson in his overcoat pocket. Spivak also discusses how "admitting Mr. bernstein to the sanatorium of the J.C.R.S. on the day of his arrival in Denver, is absolutely out of the question." Spivak states that "all applicants, of whom at the present...
Dates: 1909 May 7

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H.B. Ferguson, 1909 September 28

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0123.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to H. B. Ferguson in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, stating that Jennie Riesberg has been invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 September 28

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H.B. Ferguson, 1909 August 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0080.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. H.B. Ferguson in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, stating that he has written to Mr. Sam Yablonsky on his termination at the JCRS Sanatorium and the reasons why. Spivak goes on to discuss that this month [August] is going to be very busy and are expecting to dedicate the New York Ladies Pavilion and Mr. Masliansky as manager of the New York JCRS. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 August 4

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H.B. Ferguson, 1909 July 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0080.00011
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to H.B. Ferguson in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, stating that the JCRS Sanatorium will have to discharge Sam Yablonsky. Spivak states that they have examined him thoroughly and that there is no evidence of tuberculosis in this case. He proceeds to say it would be an injustice for Mr. Yablonsky to stay in the Sanatorium and that they will give him two weeks before he is discharged. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 July 24

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H.B. Ferguson, 1909 July 9

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0101.0080.00018
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. H.B. Ferguson in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, stating that on this day, Sam Yablonsky, has been invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 July 9