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Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Lehrfeld, 1909 December 9

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0151.00013


Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Lehrfeld, secretary of the Admiral Schley Lodge #248 O.B.A. Spivak addresses the letter that was originally sent to H. Masliansky regarding the complaints made from friends of Fred Rosner. The friends complained that JCRS only took care of Rosner for three weeks and then discharged him with nowhere else to go. Spivak tells Lehrfeld that Rosner filed his application on April 26th, 1909 while bearing letters from the Grad Master, Samuel Dorf and from Mrs. Shapiro of N.Y.L.A. Spivak continues to say that after two weeks of waiting, Rosner was admitted to the sanatorium on May 13, 1909. While Rosner was given a notice on August 28th, 1909 that he was recommended for discharge on September 13th, 1909 JCRS extended his stay until October 18th, 1909. Spivak makes a point to Lehrfeld that Rosner was at the sanatorium for exactly five months and six days. Spivak then apologizes to Lehrfeld for not knowing where Rosner lives because Rosner never called the office to inform them of his present condition. Spivak also informs Lehrfeld that it is impossible for JCRS to keep patients longer than four or five months, unless they have not shown any improvement. Patients who have lost their cough and fever, whose digestion is good, and who sleep well are the only patients discharged. Spivak says that Rosner was discharged at that time because his symptoms improved. Spivak also says that there are so many sick patients in Denver and JCRS must circulate the patients so that they can take in new ones. Spivak tells Lehrfeld that if JCRS had better financial circumstances with unlimited income then all patients could enter the sanatorium and would be kept there for at least eighteen months. Spivak hopes that Lehrfeld understands the spirit in which the letter was written and signs the letter, “Secretary” at the bottom.


  • 1909 December 9


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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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