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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 13361 Collections and/or Records:

Telegram from D. Goldstein to C.D. Spivak, 1910 May 13

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0094.00008
Overview Telegram from D. Goldstein to C.D. Spivak responding to his telegram about the death of Morris Goldstein. He tells Spivak that it is impossible to travel to Denver to remove the body and JCRS should bury the body as best as they can. He also says he will write and follow up about the burial.

Telegram from Dr. Benawa to Dr. C. G. McEachern, 1919 October 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0097.0119.00009
Overview Telegram from Dr. Benawa to Dr. C. G. McEachern, on Oct 19, 1919. The telegram informs Jewish friends of Oscar Tasch at Merchants Cigar Store that they need to pay the hospital bill. The telegram is not signed, but " Dr. Benawa" is typed at the bottom.

Telegram from Dr. C. D. Spivak to L. Ratner (Louis Ratner), 1906 July 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0097.0173.00007
Overview Typed telegram from Dr. C. D. Spivak to L. Ratner (Louis Ratner), on July 24, 1906. Telegram says that Mr. Russel will be admitted in August, letter follows. The telegram is isgned C. D. Spivak.

Telegram from Dr. C. D. Spivak to Rev. Harris Tasch, 1919 October 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0097.0119.00007
Overview Telegram from Dr. C. D. Spivak to Harris Jasch. Oscar Tasch buried Sunday afternoon. The telegram is not signed, but " C. D. Spivak" is typed at the bottom.

Telegram from Dr. Spivak to I. Greenberg, 1909 April 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0104.00033
Overview Typed telegram in purple ink to "Mr.[Mrs.] I. Greenberg, Fairmont, N. Y." from Dr. Spivak in "Denver, Colo," on letterhead in blue ink that states, "POSTAL TELEGRAPH COMMERCIAL CABLES CLARENCE H. MACKAY" dated "Apr. 24, 1909" [sic]. The telegram reads, "Meyer Buxbaum was buried Denver Friday 23d" [sic]. The letter is not signed but C. D. Spivak Secretary is typed at the bottom.

Telegram from E. Nidish to C.D. Spivak, 1909 December 28

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0055.00031
Overview Telegram from Edward Nidish to Dr. Charles Spivak, in which he states "he has no means to pay the burial rites of his deceased brother Julius Nidich".

Telegram from Emil Zucker Lodge, No. 371 to JCRS, 1907 February 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0098.0034.00009
Overview Telegram from Emil Zucker Lodge, No. 371, I.O.B.A., to JCRS, dated February 19, 1907. The telegram instructs JCRS to bury Isidor Edelstein in Denver. The sign-off is from Emil Zucker, President.

Telegram from Esther Sparber to C. D. Spivak, 1909 August 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0098.0137.00018
Overview Typed telegram from Esther Sparber to C. D. Spivak, on Aug 20-09. The telegram informs Dr. Spivak to bury Isadore Sparber immediately. The telegram is signed Esther.

Telegram from F. Greenfield to C.D. Spivak, 1909 December 29

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0137.00006
Overview Telegram from F. Greenfield [Herman Greenfield] in Brooklyn, New York, to C.D Spivah [Spivak] in Denver, Colorado, stating that the JCRS should "do the best they can" with his deceased son Joseph Greenfield and that he has no money to help with his funeral. Telegram is signed F. Greenfield.

Telegram from Federated Jewish Charities of Buffalo to JCRS, 1907 January 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0098.0056.00003
Overview Telegram sent by Federated Jewish Charities of Buffalo to JCRS, dated January 21, 1907. The telegram requests an answer to the letter inquiring about Sam Benyes.