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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 14547 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to L. Lieberman from Dr. Spivak, 1908 October 22

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0081.00017
Overview Typed letter to "Mr. Louis Lieberman" in New York City from Dr. Spivak dated October 22nd, 1908. The letter informs Louis that his daughter Bessie Lieberman has been accepted to join the JCRS Sanatorium for her health and well-being. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.

Letter to L. Lipchitz from Dr. Spivak, 1909 April 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0080.00002
Overview Typed letter to Mr. Louis Lip[s]hitz from Dr. Spivak dated April 27th, 1909. The letter requests that Louis provide some light employment for Sanatorium ex-patient Morris Wishny [sic] to ease his mind and keep him healthy. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.

Letter to L. Lipshitz from S. Dorf, 1909 April 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0097.00005
Overview Typed letter in purple ink to "Louis Lipshitz, Esq., Denver, Col" from S. Dorf in NY on templated letterhead in black ink that reads, "Office of the United States Grand Lodge of the ORDER BRITH ABRAHAM" dated "April 15th, 1909" [sic]. The letter concerns A. London who "is very sick" and staying in the JCRS Sanatorium. S. Dorf asks L. Lipshitz to personally see Dr. "Spiwak [Spivak]...[on] behalf of [A. London] and see whether [JCRS] cannot hold him a little while longer" [sic]. S. Dorf even...

Letter to L. Mondshine from Dr. Spivak, 1909 May 12

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0088.00013
Overview Typed letter to Louis Mondshine in New Orleans from Dr. Spivak dated May 12th, 1909. The letter informs L. Mondshine that his wife Esther Mondshine is improving. Spivak also asks what Louis's intentions are when his wife is ready to leave the Sanatorium, and if he will be coming to Denver at the time of Esther's release. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.

Letter to L. Mondshine from Dr. Spivak, 1908 November 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0088.00018
Overview Typed letter to Louis Mondshine in New Orleans from Dr. Spivak dated November 23rd, 1908. The letter informs Louis that Esther Mondshine has been accepted to join the JCRS Sanatorium for her health and well-being. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.

Letter to L. Rosenmasser from Dr. Spivak, 1905 September 02

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0104.00012
Overview Typed letter in blue ink to "Dr. L. Rosenmasser, 2630 Curtiss St., Denver, Colo" from Dr. Spivak dated "September 2, 1905" [sic]. The letter states, "I am glad to inform you that My. [Mr.] Meyer Buxbaum, whose application for admission to the Sanatorium you have endorsed has been admitted to the Sanatorium" [sic]. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed on the bottom.

Letter to L. Sayetta from Dr. Spivak, 1909 February 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0094.00008
Overview Typed letter to L. Sayetta from Dr. Spivak dated February 19th 1909. The letter notifies L. Sayetta that the possessions of his deceased wife E. Sayetta are with JCRS. The bill for the funeral expenses is included with the letter, and Spivak asks that L. Sayetta pay the bill and collect the items at his convenience. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.

Letter to L. Schapero from Dr. Spivak, 1908 December 21

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0111.00005
Overview Typed letter to "Mr. L. Schapero, 2709 W. Colfax Ave., City." from Dr. Spivak dated "Dec. 21. 1908" [sic]. The letter informs L. Schapero that J. Schwartz was accepted into the JCRS Sanatorium. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.

Letter to L. [Schapiro] from Dr. Spivak, 1908 December 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0094.00017
Overview Typed letter to L. S[c]hapiro from Dr. Spivak dated December 28th, 1908. The letter informs L. Schapiro that E. Sayetta was accepted to join the Edgewater JCRS Sanatorium for her health and well-being. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.

Letter to L. [Schapiro] from Dr. Spivak, 1908 December 09

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0098.00030
Overview Typed letter to "Mr. Louis [Schapiro]" from Dr. Spivak dated "Dec. 9, 1908." The letter informs L. Schapiro that S. Pitchinoc has been accepted to join "the Sanatorium of the [JCRS in Edgewater, CO]" for her health and well-being [sic]. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.