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Letter from C D Spivak to H Schwatt, Undated

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0166.00021


Typed letter from Dr. C.D. Spivak to Dr. H Schwatt, Superintendent of the JCRS, in response to Hyman Keller's discharge/dissmissal and previous discussion regarding discipline and authority. Spivak writes that he understands that Keller was giving Schwatt "a lot of concern" and shared his opinion on Schwatt's authority so far. Spivak writes that he has never tried to undermine Schwatt's authority in the 18 to 20 months that Schwatt had been superintendent and that he could not think of any case in which he had interferred with Schwatt's decisions. Spivak writes that without checks and balances, there could be an abuse of power, referring to Schwatt's desire for Keller's immediate dismissal on a previous occasion. Spivak closes by saying that he had interviewed Keller after Schwatt's initial expression of displeasure but found immediate dismissal for not returning to the Sanatorium on time to not be grounds for discharge. Fighting, however, is grounds for dismissal. Spivak concedes that maybe he was in error before by not discharging Keller when Schwatt first brought it to his attention but that Schwatt should also be willing to see where he is in error or off in his judgement as well. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.


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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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