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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 14484 Collections and/or Records:

Adolph Berman's Physical Examination, 1908 October 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0058.00003
Overview Physical examination of Adolph Berman handwritten in ink by J.B. Fish in Edgewater, Colorado, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. The examination reads "Today's physical examination of Mr. A. H. Berman 'case 628' is as follows...". Physical Exam in unsigned.

Adolph Fiertag's Application for Admittance to JCRS, 1910 May 10-1910 July 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0005.00001
Overview Application for admittance to JCRS filled out by hand in ink for Adolph Fiertag. Information on the form includes his age, birth place, occupation, residence, marital status, previous hospital stays, membership to beneficial societies and lodges, nearest relatives, and signed by Adolph Fiertag. At the bottom of the page is a section named "Recommendation," which is left blank. The back of the form has section entitled "Report of Medical Examiner," which is left blank. The middle section of the...

Adolph Fiertag's Second Application for Admittance to JCRS, 1910 July 5-1910 August 9

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0005.00002
Overview Second application for admittance to JCRS filled out by hand in ink for Adolph Fiertag. Information on the form includes his age, birth place, occupation, residence, marital status, previous hospital stays, membership to beneficial societies and lodges, and nearest relatives, and is unsigned. At the bottom of the page is a section named "Recommendation," which is left blank. The back of the form has section entitled "Report of Medical Examiner," which is left blank. The middle section of the...

Adolph Linn's Application for Admission to JCRS, 1910 August 8-1911 October 14

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0032.00001
Overview JCRS Application filled out by hand in ink for Adolph Linn. Information on the form includes his age, birth place, occupation, residence, marital status, nearest relatives, and signed by Adolph Linn. At the bottom of the page is a section entitled "Recommendation," which is left blank. The back of the form has a section called "Report of Medical Examiner" which states that the examination took place on August 11, 1910 and found Linn to be suffering from incipient tuberculosis. The report of...

Affidavit from J. Guttmann, 1911 November 11

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0031.00028
Overview Affidavit signed by Attorney Julius Guttmann. The affidavit confirms Morris Feldman’s real name being Moishe Lichtenfeld. Feldman’s sister is attempting to confirm the details of her family’ Russian history so that she can get Feldman’s death certificate changed to his real name and she can send it to her brother for use in Russia.

Alex Block's Business Card, undated

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0066.00007
Overview Business card for Dr. Alex Block, "practice limited to chronic diseases" in Pueblo, Colorado. On the back of the business card is a handwritten note in pencil addressed to Dr. Spivak. Note reads "Mr. Morris Rosenblum is a relation of mine. Please receive him in the tent as soon as possible. I thank you, Dr. A. Block."

Alexander Echowitz's Application for Admittance to JCRS, 1909 October 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0007.00001
Overview Application for admission to JCRS filled out by hand in ink for Alexander Echowitz. Information on the form includes his age, birth place, occupation, residence, marital status, children's ages, and nearest relatives. Form is signed "A Eckowitz." Nearest relative is listed as "Ethel Echowitz (wife) 2645 1/2 E. Mission St., Frisco." In the Recommendation section at the bottom of the page there is a note that reads "Letter from Rabbi M.S. Levy." The section "Report of the Medical Examiner" on the...

Alexander Horwitz's Application for Admittance to JCRS, between 1904 August 22-October 5

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Identifier: B002.01.0097.0012.00001
Overview Application for admittance to JCRS filled out by hand for Alexander Horwitz and dated August 22, 1904. Information on the form includes his age, birth place, occupation, residence, marital status, nearest relatives, and signed by Alexander Horwitz. The back of the form has sections titled "Report of Medical Advisory Board," blank, and "Report of Executive Committee," both blank. The middle section of the back is a form filled out by hand in ink. It reads, "16, No. 13, 16 [both crossed out],...

AMC Patients Doing Jig-saw Puzzle and Embroidery, between 1960-1969

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Identifier: B002.04.0339.0007.00001
Overview American Medical Center (AMC) Cancer Center male patient putting together a jig-saw the help of a nurse and another woman. A female patient is doing embroidery at the same table.

AMC Patients Studying Poetry, between 1960-1969

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Identifier: B002.04.0339.0007.00002
Overview AMC Cancer Center patients studying poetry in the library.