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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 from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Bland, 1911 April 15

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0103.0140.00013
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Bland to cover Rabinowitz's boarding for ten days. The amount paid on the check is $7.85.

Check from C.D. Spivak to S. Corenson, 1910 September 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0127.00015
Overview Check made out to Sam Corenson from C.D. Spivak. The amount is $5.00 to help Corenson with his transportation.

Check from C.D. Spivak to S. Korngold, 1911 March 3

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0149.00041
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak to S. Korngold. The check is for $13.50 and covers M. Leitman's travel expenses to New York.

Check from C.D. Spivak to S. Wexler, 1911 February 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0112.00019
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak to S. Wexler to pay for Jacob Mallinger's boarding. The check amount comes to $13.35.

Check from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly, 1912 July 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0116.00011
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly for $1.25 which was left behind from Julius Shapiro after his death.

Check from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly, 1910 October 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0148.00030
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly for $30.00 to cover Hyman Daily’s funeral expenses.

Check from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly, 1911 August 12

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0026.00016
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly. The check amounts to $5.41 to cover some of the funeral expenses for Abraham Kovalsky.

Check from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly, 1912 March 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0151.00022
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly. The check is for $8.24 left behind from Henry Schnoor after his death.

Check from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly, 1912 December 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0151.00030
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly. The check amounts to $30.00 to pay for the cost of the headstone on Henry Schnoor’s grave.

Check from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly, 1912 January 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0165.00021
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly. The check amounts to $31.50 and pays for Adolph Schkolnick's funeral expenses.