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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 35 Collections and/or Records:

Copy of Letter to M. Samfield from Dr. Spivak, 1909 May 03

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0107.00007
Overview Copy of a typed letter to "Rev. Dr. M. Samfield...Memphia[Memphis], Tenn" from Dr. Spivak dated "May 3, 1909" [sic]. The letter thanks M. Samfield for his letter, and apologetically states that JCRS is unable to obtain railroad tickets for charity rates. The letter concludes with Spivak "awaiting your [M. Samfield's] further orders" [sic]. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.

Letter from Alfred W. Burke to C. D. Spivak, 1909 October 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0101.00005
Overview Typed letter from Alfred W. Burke in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that in behalf of Mr. Mourice Vortz, Rebecca Vortz's husband, wants to thank Spivak for admitting his wife. Burke is requesting for a letter on Rebecca's condition and the possibility of her recovery. Burkse states that she has left behind 3 children whom he is helping provide for and would really appreciate on Spivaks advice. Letter is signed in ink "Alfred W. Burke."

Letter from C. D. Spivak to Morris Vortz, 1909 October 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0101.00009
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Morris Vortz in Chatanooga, Tennessee, statin gthat his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Vortz, has been invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. W. Burke, 1909 November 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0101.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to A. W. Burke in Chattanooga, Tennessee, stating that Mrs. Rebecca Vortz is doing well and that they expect that her health will recover and she will be able to return to her family. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Dr. J. Webster Horton, 1909 June 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0101.00020
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Dr. J. Webster Horton in Chattanooga, Tennessee, replying about the case of Mrs. Rebecca Vortz wanting to be sent to the JCRS Sanatoroium. Spivak states that it would be impossible for her to immediately be admitted, that there are no current vacancies and that people are in line. It says to send Mrs. Vortz to Denver as soon as possible and to provide her with sufficient funds for room and board when she is waiting to be admitted. Spivak...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Goodman, 1909 October 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0101.00011
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to H. Goodman in Chattanooga, Tennessee, stating that Mrs. Rebecca Vortz has been invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Goodman, 1909 July 22

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0101.00016
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. H. Goodman in Chattanooga, Tennessee, stating that a Mr. G. A. Berlinsky of the Federated Jewish Charitites of Louisville has written about a Mrs. Rebecca Vortz and her baby. Mrs. Vortz is on her way to Denver and is an applicant of the JCRS Sanatorium. Spivak is hoping that they have received the letter. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bototm.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Webster Horton, 1909 October 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0101.00010
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Dr. J. Webster Horton in Chattanooga, Tennessee, stating that Mrs. Rebecca Vortz has been invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Lippner, 1909 December 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0003.00023
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. L. Lippner in Knoxville, Tennessee stating that Mr. Leon Shapiro has been invited to join the Sanatorium of the J.C.R.S. and that everything will be done to make him comfortable. Letters is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. L. Lippner, 1910 January 26

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0003.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. L. Lippner in Knoxville, Tennessee stating that any papers belong to Mr. Leon Shaprio have since been collected by his brother, Mr. S.L. Shapiro in Colorado Springs, Colorado before the funeral and that he has taken charge of Mr. Leon Shapiro's belongings. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.