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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 Mr. B. Sadler [Barnet Sedler], 1908 July 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0025.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. B. Sadler [Barnet Sedler] in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, informing him that his nephew, Mr. Louis Goldstein, was admitted to the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society as an emergency case on the 17th inst. Letter states hope that he will benefit by his stay at the Sanatorium and is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 July 21

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Barnet Sedler, 1908 August 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0025.00002
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. Barnet Sedler in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, stating that his of the 7th inst. was duly received. Spivak states that no, no, he has no bad feelings at all and that being as far as 2000 miles away from here, one cannot expect to know all that is going on here. However, from his letter, he can see that he understands somewhat the psychology of such people as Mr. Sedler's nephew and understand also what they have to bear. Spivak tells him...
Dates: 1908 August 10

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Barnet Sedler, 1908 August 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0025.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. Barnet Sedler in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, stating that in reply to his of July 4th, will say that his nephew, Louis Goldstein, has justified his description given of him in his letter. Letter states that he entered the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society on the 17th of July and left of his own accord a few days later, contrary to the wishes of his Superintendent. Spivak states that he does not know where he is. He...
Dates: 1908 August 4

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. David Goldenson, 1909 February 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0011.00012
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. David Goldenson in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania acknowledges the receipt of Mr. David Goldenson's correspondence dated to the 16th and Spivak assures that JCRS will do everything in their power to make Mr. Harry Goldenson, David Goldenson's son, comfortable and restore him to health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 February 24

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. David Goldenson, 1909 February 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0011.00018
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. David Goldenson in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania informs that Mr. David Goldenson's son, Harry Goldenson, has been invited to enter the Sanatorium of JCRS. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 February 10

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Max Tapolsky, 1909 February 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0011.00017
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. Max Tapolsky, National Director of JCRS in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania informs that Mr. Harry Goldenson, on whose behalf Mr. Max Tapolsky had written to Spivak, had been invited to enter the Sanatorium of JCRS. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 February 10

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. B. Goldenson, undated

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0011.00007
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. B. Goldenson in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania informs that JCRS will send, by way of Wells Fargo Express Co., the valuables left by her late son, Mr. Harry Goldenson. Informs that the package contains one gold watch and chain, a pair of eye glasses, a gold ring, purse and a letter. Spivak informs Mrs. B. Goldenson that her son left $1.27 in cash after his death and requests to know if it can be donated to the "Relief Fund" that is used to pay...
Dates: undated

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Esther Finkelstein, 1910 July 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0008.00020
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Esther Finkelstein in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania informs that JCRS has invited Esther Finkelstein's son, Jake Finkelstein, to enter the JCRS Sanatorium to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 July 19

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. H.B. Ferguson, 1910 July 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0008.00019
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. H.B. Ferguson, National Director of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania inforsm that JCRS has invited Mr. Jake Finkelstein of Pittsburgh to enter the Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 July 19

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. H.B. Ferguson, 1909 February 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0011.00019
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. H.B. Ferguson, Secretary of the Pittsburg House of Shelter in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Informs that Mr. Harry Goldenson, on whose behalf Mrs. H.B. Ferguson had written to Spivak, has been invited to enter the Sanatorium of JCRS. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 February 10