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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 70 Collections and/or Records:

Bed Dedication Ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, between 1904-1928

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Identifier: B063.03.0036.00038
Overview A bed dedication ceremony at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Dr. Charles Spivak is pictured in the center, to the left of the man holding a plaque and Dr. Philip Hillkowitz is to the right of the man holding the plaque. The dedication appears to be conducted on a stage. A large American flag is hung up behind the group of people surrounding the bed. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with...

Complete Financial and Statistical Report of the JCRS for 1924, 1925

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Identifier: B002.05.0199.0022.00001
Overview Report of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) annual operations and finances for the period beginning January 1, 1924, and ending December 31, 1924; Dr. Philip Hillkowitz was the Society's President, and C.D. Spivak was the Secretary. Includes an obituary and memorial for Max D. Neusteter, 1874-1925, patients' writings, and a landscape architectural development plan created by S. R. De Boer. Also includes two medical papers, one devoted to children with tuberculosis. Also includes...

Dr. and Mrs. Isidor Bronfin with Dr. Spivak, between 1904-1927

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Identifier: B063.03.0019.00002
Overview Dr. Isidor Bronfin and his wife with Dr. Charles Spivak and a group of unidentified people. Dr. Bronfin and his wife are on the left and Dr. Spivak is holding his hat near the center of the photograph. Mr. Spivak was a founder of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Dr. Isidor Bronfin was a physician and tuberculosis specialist with the JCRS. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support...

Dr. Charles D. Spivak of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, between 1915-1927

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Identifier: B063.03.0019.00052
Overview Dr. Charles D. Spivak standing on the front steps of a building while smoking a cigarette. Dr. Spivak was a founder of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) and served as Medical Director and Superintendent until his death in 1927. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. It was located on West Colfax Avenue just outside...

Dr. Charles Spivak and Dr. Isidor Bronfin, between 1920-1928

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Identifier: B063.03.0036.00031
Overview Dr. Charles Spivak holding the door open for Dr. Isidore Bronfin. Dr. Spivak was a founder of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). Dr. Bronfin served as superintendent of the JCRS and National Jewish Hospital. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. The sanatorium was located on West Colfax Avenue just outside of Denver.

Dr. Charles Spivak at His Desk With Dictaphone, between 1915-1923

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Identifier: B063.03.0036.00030
Overview Dr. Charles Spivak sits at his desk and speaks into a dictaphone. Dr. Spivak was a founder of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. The sanatorium was located on West Colfax Avenue just outside of Denver.

Dr. Charles Spivak at JCRS, circa 1928

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Identifier: B063.03.0019.00067
Overview Dr. Charles Spivak, founder of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) stands with his hands in his pockets. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. It was located on West Colfax Avenue just outside Denver.

Dr. Charles Spivak of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, between 1920-1927

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Identifier: B063.03.0019.00001
Overview Portrait of Dr. Charles Spivak. Dr. Spivak was a founder of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. It was located on West Colfax Avenue, just outside of Denver. Dr. Spivak also served as executive secretary from 1904 until his death in 1929.

Dr. Charles Spivak of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, between 1920-1929

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00054
Overview Dr. Charles Spivak, executive secretary of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS), standing between two women. One of the women may be Mrs. Barnett, while the other remains unknown. The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Spivak served as executive secretary from 1904 until his death in 1929.

Dr. Charles Spivak of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, circa 1925

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Identifier: B063.03.0011.00055
Overview Formal head and shoulders portrait of Dr. Charles Spivak, dressed in a suit and tie. Dr. Spivak was a founder of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS). The JCRS was a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients that was founded in 1904 by a group of immigrant Jewish workingmen along with the support of several leading physicians and rabbis in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Spivak served as executive secretary from 1904 until his death in 1927.