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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, 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

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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

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H.B. Ferguson, 1909 July 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0080.00021
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to H.B. Ferguson in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, stating that it is physically impossible for Spivak to stay up to date with all of his correspondence. It states that Ferguson has increased her subscription. Also that Mr. Sam Yablonsky has filed an application with the JCRS Sanatorium and hoping that they will be able to admit him in due time. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 July 2

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H.B. Ferguson, 1909 June 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0080.00024
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. H.B. Ferguson in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, stating that in reference to Sam Yablonsky that the JCRS Sanatorium will try there best to admit him and that on the time he is arriving, they will not be able to admit patients from outside of Denver for the next four months. Spivak states that $25.00 will not be enough for Yablonsky to pay for his room and board while waiting for admission in Denver. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed...
Dates: 1909 June 15

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H.B. Ferguson, 1910 June 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0150.00008
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H.B. Ferguson. Spivak admits that he should have replied to her letter with more detail about the dark and bright sides of work that JCRS performs, but he has had a lot of pressure from business matters lately. Spivak then transitions the letter to state that Mr. Blauweis’ application was received and that he will be admitted to the sanatorium within a few days. Although the sanatorium has increased their capacity from 90 to 110 patients, Spivak tells Ferguson...
Dates: 1910 June 8

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H.B. Ferguson, 1910 June 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0150.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. H.B. Ferguson informing her that Sam Blauweis was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 June 8

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H.B. Ferguson, 1910 June 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0150.00013
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H.B. Ferguson. Spivak tells Ferguson that he found the enclosed letters that Ferguson sent regarding Sam Blauweis very interesting. Spivak then informs Ferguson that Blauweis was invited to the sanatorium yesterday and he hopes that his stay will be profitable to his health. Spivak transitions the letter to state that he does not know when the field secretary will be in Pittsburg because JCRS plans to make some changes in the selection of their solicitors....
Dates: 1910 June 9

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

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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 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