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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 3635 Collections and/or Records:

Two Notes Responding to C. Lipshutz's Letter, 1909 December 16

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0103.0121.00009
Overview Two notes that address C. Lipshutz’s letter regarding a check-up from Mrs. Perlman. The first note is handwritten and states the I. Perlman has been in his second stage of tuberculosis for a short time, but he is doing fairly well. The second note states that JCRS does not have anyone by the name of “Pine Perlman” but there is someone named Ike Perlman from Philadelphia and who was recommended by Chas Lipshutz. The note also states Perlman entered the sanatorium ten days ago.

Yiddish Letter, 1912 March 06

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0094.00048
Overview Handwritten letter with Isidore Hurwitz Library letterhead, entirely in Yiddish. Letter is unsigned but from the previous envelope it's possible to infer it was from Nettie Kahn to Dr. Spivak.

Yiddish letter from J.B. Horwitz to C.D. Spivak, 1910 August 01

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0036.00005
Overview Handwritten Yiddish letter in ink to Dr. Charles Spivak. It has a Rabbi J.B. Horwitz stamp at the end, and notes in pencil reads "Akorish, Phil Marganlaude, H. Horsch, Mr. Samson, J. Coddon, Sam Bernstein"

Yiddish Letter from R. Frankel to C.D. Spivak, 1908 November 08

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0111.00015
Overview Handwritten Yiddish letter in ink from Rebecca Frankel to Dr. Spivak. It reads in pencil "wife of patient Leo Frankel."

Yiddish Letter from S.S. Garson to C.D. Spivak, 1909 December 08

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0038.00003
Overview Four pages handwritten letter in pen from S.S. Garson to Dr. Charles Spivak, 1471 Knox Court, Denver, Colo. Part of the letter is in Yiddish, and part is in English. In English, is written that a woman called Garson sobbing, and Mrs Glick, and ex-patient of the sanatorium begged him to accomodate the lady who called. He also states that the doctor is not doing his fall duty if he is directing them to places where they have no other obligation to the patient than taking their money. He states...