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Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Eli Cohen, 1908 July 5

Identifier: B002.01.0100.0013.00024


Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. Eli Cohen in Springfield, Massachusetts, stating that whenever he feels out of temper and has to write a letter, that he has learned by experience that the best thing to do in such cases is to not write letters at all and to wait until the anger vents itself. Spivak states that he did so in Mr. Cohen's case when Mr. Max Goldstein arrived in Denver. Letter states that Mr. Max Goldstein's brother-in-law had come to his office and told him that he had brought with him Mr. Max Goldstein, who is now in an invalid chair at the depot and must be admitted to the Sanitorium at once. Spivak states that he believe this may be the first case on record of such a sack man being sent to the Sanitorium and taken in immediately. Letter states that this is all wrong and that it is fortunate that at the time they had a vacant bed, which was intended for a poor fellow who had his application in their office on file for the last two months and was waiting for it for his salvation. This poor fellow's admission was once again postponed for the purpose of enabling Mr. Goldstein to enter the Sanatorium. Letter states that Mr. Cohen must be very careful in the future to observe the following rules when sending them a patient, which will save them a great deal of worriment. First, the patients must be examined by a competent physician who will make his diagnosis and prognosis. Spivak states that there is no use in sending people to the Sanitorium to die. Second, patients must be provided with sufficient means to pay for their boarding and admission while they wait for admission. Letter states that it is absolutely wrong to send a patient with the expectation that they will be admitting on the first day of their arrival, and that it is inhuman to send patients who are penniless. Spivak assures Mr. Cohen that they all felt very aggrieved when Mr. Goldstein came to Denver. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.


  • 1908 July 5


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From the Series: This series of patient records includes medical reports and histories, statistical data of patients, x-rays, and death certificates. The patient files include applications, correspondence and some may also contain photographs and personal items.


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