Dr. Charles David Spivak: A Jewish Immigrant and the American Tuberculosis Movement


Part biography, part medical history, and part study of Jewish life in turn-of-the-century America, "Miracle Man" tells the story of Dr. Charles David Spivak--the Jewish immigrant from Russia who became one of the leaders of the American tuberculosis movement. Born in Russia in 1861, Spivak immigrated to the United States in 1882 and received his medical degree from Philadelphia's Jefferson Medical College by 1890. In 1896, his wife's poor health brought them to Colorado. Determined to find a cure, Spivak became one of the ...

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