Doctor, Rabbi, Reverend, and National Director of the Jewish Consumptives Relief Society in Montreal, Canada.
CitationFound in: B002.01.0100.0114.00004.
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Application for admittance to JCRS filled out by hand in ink for Harry Benjamin. Information on the form includes his age, birth place, occupation, residence, marital status, previous hospital stays, nearest relatives, and signed by Harry Benjamin. At the bottom of the page, under "Recommendation," is a note that reads "card from Dr. H. Abramowitz." The back of the form has section entitled "Report of Medical Examiner," filled out by hand in ink and signed by Robert L. Charles and states that...
Dates: 1909 May 27
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Abramowitz. Spivak explains that he has not written to Abramowitz because the office has been closed for the holiday. Spivak then tells Abramowitz that he consulted JCRS’ superintendent, who understands Leibovitch’s case thoroughly, and he said that Leibovitch is not in a good condition. Spivak says Leibovitch is also a “wild erratic disposition” who does not take care of himself outside of the sanatorium. Spivak believes Leibovitch will benefit from a lower...
Dates: 1909 April 19
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Abramowitz. Spivak tells Abramowitz that Spivak conducted an interview with Leibovitch and had a lengthy discussion with J.B. Fish about Leibovitch’s health. He came to the conclusion to keep Mr. Leibovitch for another month or two.
Dates: 1909 May 7
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Rev. Dr. H. Abramowitz in Montreal, Canada informs that Harry Benjamin, whom Abramowitz had written about, has been invited to enter the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 July 9
Overview Handwritten letter from H. Abramowitz to C.D. Spivak. Abramowitz tells Spivak that the mother of Mr. Leibovitch went to him in distress because she received a letter from Spivak that said her son would be discharged on April 15th. Abramowitz asks Spivak if JCRS can keep Leibovitch a little longer because she will need to find $45.00 for a rail-road ticket for her son. He also explains that the community is very poor and cannot help Leibovitch. Abramowitz also encourages Spivak to tell...
Dates: 1909 April 2
Overview Handwritten letter from H. Abramowitz to C.D. Spivak. Abramowitz tells Spivak that he is skeptical about Leibovitch returning home since he is not fully cured. Abramowtiz says that Leibovitch’s community is very poor and they live in unsanitary conditions. Abramowitz states that Leibovitch’s family also recently lost their daughter from tuberculosis because they could not provide her with care. He explains that there is not a sanatorium near the community and Leibovitch will have to travel far...
Dates: 1909 April 23
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink from Rev. Dr. H. Abramowitz in Montreal, Canada to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that a Harry Benjamin should arrive in Denver any day now. Abramowitz writes that he has instructed Benjamin to see Spivak and file his application for admission into the Sanatorium. Informs that Benjamin is in poor circumstances but that Abramowitz has paid for rail road ticket and money to maintain himself until he can be admitted to the Sanatorium. Abramowitz requests...
Dates: 1909 May 25
Overview Typed letter to "Rev. Dr. H. Abramowitz, Nat'l. Dir., Jewish Cons. Relief Society, 17 Hutchison St., Montreal, Canada" from Dr. Spivak dated "Nov. 8/09" [sic]. The letter begins by saying Mr. Madvinsky's "atitude [attitude] towards his wife...[is]...an inexcusable one" in that he has not answered any of the letters regarding his wife [sic]. The letter also relays the message that JCRS would be happy if Mrs. Madvinsky left the Sanatorium, as there are many people suffering, and Mrs. Madvinsky is...
Dates: 1909 November 08
Overview Typed letter to "Rev. H. Abramowitz, Nat'l. Director, Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, 17 Hutchinson [Hutchison] St., Montreal, Cana." from Dr. Spivak dated "Dec. 9, 1908" [sic]. The letter is a response to Abramowitz asking for two patients to be admitted to JCRS. Dr. Spivak states the problem of overcrowding in the JCRS Sanatorium, and that new applicants must be able to afford board and lodging while awaiting admission. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 December 09
Overview Handwritten letter to Doctor Spivack [Dr. Spivak] from H. Abramowitz on typed letterhead that states "Rev. Dr. H. Abramowitz THE STUDY 17 Hitchison Street Montreal" dated "October 31. 1909" [sic]. Abramowitz explains Mr. Madvinsky's predicament to Dr. Spivak, saying that Mr. Madvinsky is a poor carpenter and work is scarce. Mr. Madvinsky can hardly afford the travel costs to Denver to see his wife, and is not connected to any work opportunities in Denver. Abramowitz asks Spivak for help in this...
Dates: 1909 October 31