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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 8303 Collections and/or Records:

Abe Levy's Physical Examination, 1908 October 9

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0100.0072.00014
Overview Handwritten in ink physical examination of Abe Levy written by J.B. Fish in Edgewater, Colorado, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. It reads "Today's physical examination of Mr. A levy "Case 631" is as follows...". Letter/physical exam is unsigned.
Dates: 1908 October 9

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.
Dates: 1909 July 21

Adele Karsh Remembering JCRS, 2005 May 29

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Identifier: B353.09.0002.00001
Overview Video of Adele Karsh sharing memories about the JCRS and her grandfather Dr. Charles Spivak.
Dates: 2005 May 29

Adolph Berman's Physical Examination, 1908 October 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0058.00003
Overview Physical examination of Adolph Berman handwritten in ink by J.B. Fish in Edgewater, Colorado, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. The examination reads "Today's physical examination of Mr. A. H. Berman 'case 628' is as follows...". Physical Exam in unsigned.
Dates: 1908 October 2

Adolph Fiertag's Application for Admittance to JCRS, 1910 May 10-1910 July 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0005.00001
Overview Application for admittance to JCRS filled out by hand in ink for Adolph Fiertag. Information on the form includes his age, birth place, occupation, residence, marital status, previous hospital stays, membership to beneficial societies and lodges, nearest relatives, and signed by Adolph Fiertag. At the bottom of the page is a section named "Recommendation," which is left blank. The back of the form has section entitled "Report of Medical Examiner," which is left blank. The middle section of the...
Dates: 1910 May 10-1910 July 4

Adolph Fiertag's Second Application for Admittance to JCRS, 1910 July 5-1910 August 9

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0103.0005.00002
Overview Second application for admittance to JCRS filled out by hand in ink for Adolph Fiertag. Information on the form includes his age, birth place, occupation, residence, marital status, previous hospital stays, membership to beneficial societies and lodges, and nearest relatives, and is unsigned. At the bottom of the page is a section named "Recommendation," which is left blank. The back of the form has section entitled "Report of Medical Examiner," which is left blank. The middle section of the...
Dates: 1910 July 5-1910 August 9

Adolph Linn's Application for Admission to JCRS, 1910 August 8-1911 October 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0032.00001
Overview JCRS Application filled out by hand in ink for Adolph Linn. Information on the form includes his age, birth place, occupation, residence, marital status, nearest relatives, and signed by Adolph Linn. At the bottom of the page is a section entitled "Recommendation," which is left blank. The back of the form has a section called "Report of Medical Examiner" which states that the examination took place on August 11, 1910 and found Linn to be suffering from incipient tuberculosis. The report of...
Dates: 1910 August 8-1911 October 14

Affidavit from J. Guttmann, 1911 November 11

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0031.00028
Overview Affidavit signed by Attorney Julius Guttmann. The affidavit confirms Morris Feldman’s real name being Moishe Lichtenfeld. Feldman’s sister is attempting to confirm the details of her family’ Russian history so that she can get Feldman’s death certificate changed to his real name and she can send it to her brother for use in Russia.
Dates: 1911 November 11

Annie Levine's Physical Examination, 1908 September 25

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0065.00010
Overview Annie Levine's physical examination handwritten in ink written by JB Fish in Edgewater, Colorado, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. It reads "Today's physical examination of Mrs. A. Levine 'Case 625' is as follows...". Physical Exam/letter is unsigned.
Dates: 1908 September 25

Application of Mary Gordon to JCRS, 1907 January 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0098.0051.00012
Overview Application for admittance filled out by hand for Mary Gordon and dated January 18, 1907. The front of the form is blank. The back of the form has sections titled "Report of Medical Examiner," which is blank. The middle section of the back has "Application No. 398. Application of Mary Gordon, Received January 18, 1907, Accepted January 18, 1907, Admitted January 18, 1907, Died July 21, 1908. Remarks: Buried Sect. L Lot 63.
Dates: 1907 January 18