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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 2032 Collections and/or Records:

Addressed Envelope, 1909 July 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0070.00005
Overview Addressed envelope to the JCRS from 88 Smith Street Perth Amboy, NJ. The envelope is stamped and dated.

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...

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

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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.

Bill, , 1910 November 01

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0063.00034
Overview Bill from Michaelson's Men's and Boy's Clothing for $10 for Louis Bernstein care of Dr. C.D. Spivak.

Bill, 1911 May 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0012.00014
Overview Handwritten room and board bill that reads "Board and room for Chas. Rosenthal from April 28 will May 19 including. at 5.50 per week. Total $16.50." Dr. Spivak, bought of Mrs. G. Levenson.

Bill, 1911 June 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0009.00022

Bill, 1911 June 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0009.00023

Bill for Funeral Expenses, 1912 July 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0130.00020
Overview Handwritten bill for funeral expenses of Harry Blumenthal, block 4, #274. Expenses are listed as follows: hears $6, undertaker $5, grave $10, digging $3, coffin $1.50, bal misaskim $3, tachrichem $300, totaling $31.50.

Bill for Hospital Expenses, 1910 December 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0048.00041
Overview Handwritten bill for hospital expenses for Victoria Teplitzky. The balance due is $14, and it reads "Dr. C.D. Spivak, Dear sir, There is a later bill for Victoria, if you wish to pay it, you can advise me. The above balance is on the first bill." Bill is signed by E. S. Hewitt, Steele Hospital.

Bill for Room and Board, 1910 November 12

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0084.00005
Overview Bill of exchange for three days of room and board for Bennie Levy, care of C.D. Spivak. Bill is dated.