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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 26 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Bristol's Application for Admittance to JCRS, 1910 January 31

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0102.0076.00001
Overview Handwritten application in pencil for admittance to the JCRS for Benjamin Bristol. It includes information such as age (22), place of birth (Russia), and occupation (Salesman). He is single, has no means of support, and his nearest relatives are his mother and brother in Philadelphia. On the backside, it is written that he had tuberculosis stage II. He was admitted on April 22, 1910 and released on April 11, 1911.

Elias Secunda's Application for Admittance to JCRS, 1910 January 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0070.00001
Overview Handwritten application in pencil for admittance to the JCRS for Elias Secunda. It includes information such as age (34), place of birth (Russia), and occupation (bookkeeper). He was married and had five children, and his nearest relative was his wife, Jane. On the backside, it is written he had tuberculosis stage I, was admitted on May 10, 1910 and left on September 11, 1910.

Etta Grossman's Application for Admittance to JCRS, 1910 August 29

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0103.0047.00001
Overview Handwritten application in pencil for admittance to the JCRS sanatorium for Etta Grossman. It includes information such as age (19), place of birth (Russia), and occupation (none). She was single and had not children. Her means of support and nearest relatives were her parents in Denver. On the backside it is written that she was admitted on August 29, 1910 and left on November 4, 1910.

Harry Cinicove's Application for Admittance to JCRS, 1910 August 30

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0048.00001
Overview Handwritten application in pencil for admittance to the JCRS for Harry Cinicove. It includes information such as age (43), place of birth (Russia), and occupation (tinsmith). He was married and and had six children. He was in a sanatorium in Pennsylvania, had no means of support, and his nearest relative was his brother-in-law in Philadelphia, PA. On the backside it is written he had Tuberculosis Stage II, that he was admitted on September 8, 1910 and he died on September 12, 1910.

Harry Cinicove's Second Application for Admittance to JCRS, 1910 September 07

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0103.0048.00002
Overview Second handwritten application in pencil for admittance to the JCRS for Harry Cinicove. It includes information such as age (43), place of birth (Russia), and occupation (tinsmith). He was married and and had six children. He was in a sanatorium in Pennsylvania, had no means of support, and his nearest relative was his brother-in-law in Philadelphia, PA.

Hyman Weiner's Application for Admittance to JCRS, 1909 January 02

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0010.00001
Overview Hyman Weiner's application for admittance to the JCRS. It includes such information as age (40), place of birth (Russia), and occupation (shoemaker). He was married and had five children, had no means of support, and his nearest relation was his wife, Rachel Weiner, in Atlanta, Georgia. On the backside, it is written that he had tuberculosis in both lungs, was admitted on March 4, 1909 and discharged on August 10, 1909.

Hyman Weiner's Application for Admittance to JCRS, 1911 March 20

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0104.0010.00002
Overview Hyman Weiner's second application for admittance to JCRS. It includes such information as age (45), place of birth (Russia), and occupation (shoe-dealer). He was married, had five children, who were his means of support, and his nearest relation was his wife, Rachel Weiner, in Atlanta, GA. He was a patient at the Sanatorium of the JCRS from December, 1908 to June, 1908. On the backside it is written that he he was admitted on May 22, 1911 and discharged on August 10, 1911.

Jacob Schwartzstein's Application for Admittance to JCRS, 1910 September 12

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0103.0062.00001
Overview Handwritten application in pencil for admittance to JCRS for Jacob Schwartzstein. It includes information such as age (23), place of birth (Russia), and occupation (tinsmith). He was not married, had no children, and his means of support were his friends. His nearest relative was an uncle in Brooklyn, New York. On the backside it is written that he had tuberculosis, but not bad enough to warrant admission to the sanatorium. He was admitted on October 19, 1910 and was discharged on January 24,...

Jake Rubinstein's Application for Admittance to JCRS, 1910 January 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0068.00001
Overview Handwritten application in ink for admittance to the JCRS for Jake Rubinstein. It includes information such as age (30), place of birth (Russia), and occupation (merchant). He was married and had two children. He had no means of support, and his closest relative was his brother in Colorado. On the backside it is written that he had tuberculosis stage II, was admiteed on February 18, 1910 and died on April 1, 1910.

Letter from C. Heye to C.D. Spivak, 1912 July 13

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0102.0114.00012
Overview Typed letter from C. Heye to C.D. Spivak with information about the insurance policy found with Sam Brody's personal belongings at JCRS. Heye explains that the policy was Simon Brody's but it was not enforced because of a missed payment due June 20th, 1905. He tells Spivak that according to the application for the policy, his sister Miss Matle was living in Lachowicze, Russia but he mentions that he does not know where she resides at the time of writing the letter to Spivak.