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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:

Check, 1911 September 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0031.00022
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak to L.E. Schlechter. The check amounts to $7.00 which was cash left behind from Mr. Feldman after his death at JCRS.

Check , 1911 March 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0150.00008

Check , 1911 March 28

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0150.00009

Check, 1911 March 29

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0150.00010

Check, 1911 April 5

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0150.00012

Check, 1911 April 12

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0150.00013

Check, 1911 April 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0150.00014
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series of patient records includes medical reports and histories, statistical data of patients, x-rays, and death certificates. The patient files include applications, correspondence and some may also contain photographs and personal items.

Check, 1911 March 22

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00029

Check, 1911 March 29

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00030

Check, 1911 April 3

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00032