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Letter to H. Shapiro from Dr. Spivak, 1909 February 19

Identifier: B002.01.0100.0105.00016


Three page typed letter to "Mrs. Harry Shapiro...New York Ladies Auxiliary, J.C.R.S., 127 W. 112th Str., New York, N. Y." from Dr. Spivak dated "Feb. 19. 1909" [sic]. The letter explains the plight of the Denver JCRS to H. Shapiro. Spivak explains that JCRS has 77 beds which are all occoupied with ill people, and that they are trying to increase their number to 90 beds as more and more people seek entrance into the JCRS Sanatorium. Furthermore, Dr. Spivak writes that there are only two "charitible institutions for consumptives' in Denver," and the "four other institutions" are "supported by either very rich individuals, or by powerful Christian organizations" where patients "pay from $10.00 to $25.00 per week, and yet these institutions are unable to accommodate all those who apply for admission" [sic]. Thus Spivak defends JCRS, and the difficult situation at hand. Dr. Spivak also writes on the case of M. Leon saying,"...we shall admit him to the Sanatorium probably within the next two weeks," and that he will not go hungry while waiting [sic]. The letter concludes with Spivak's hopes that "when [JCRS] delegates come to Denver...they will remain here long enough to study every detail of the workings of the Sanatorium, and [thus] will be able to act in a truly representative capacity in defending the interests of the [JCRS]" [sic]. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.


  • 1909 February 19


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1 items (three page letter)

Scope and Contents

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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