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Spivak, C. D. (Charles D.), 1861-1927


A Jewish Immigrant from Tsarist Russia, Spivak pursued medicine out of a desire to be of service to humanity. In 1896, when his wife Jennie showed signs of incipient tuberculosis, Spivak moved their young family to Denver to take advantage of Colorado’s reputation as the World’s Sanatorium. Spivak's concern for the indignant consumptives he saw flooding into the state led to his founding the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society (JCRS), a sanatorium dedicated to the care of all, even those in the advanced stages of TB. Spivak also ensured that the primarily Eastern European Jewish patients were cared for in an environment that respected their culture- unlike many such institutions, the JCRS featured a kosher kitchen and observed the Jewish Sabbath and holidays. Dr. Spivak was also an associate professor of medicine at the University of Denver from 1896-1901.


Leḳsiḳon fun der nayer Yidisher liṭeraṭur, 1965 (Spiṿaḳ, Ḥayim; d. 10-16-1927; b. as Ḥayim-Ḥayḳl Spiṿaḳoṿsḳi; d. in Denver, Colorado) Yehoash. Idish ṿerṭerbukh, 1926: t.p. (Dr. Ḥayim Spiṿaḳ) t.p. verso (Dr. C. D. Spivak [in rom.]) Who's who in American Jewry, 1926 (Spivak, Charles; physician, author; b. 12-25-1861, Krementschug, Russia).

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Bill, 1911 June 15

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0009.00022

Bill for Hospital Expenses, 1910 December 14

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0048.00041
Abstract Handwritten bill for hospital expenses for Victoria Teplitzky. The balance due is $14, and it reads "Dr. C.D. Spivak, Dear sir, There is a later bill for Victoria, if you wish to pay it, you can advise me. The above balance is on the first bill." Bill is signed by E. S. Hewitt, Steele Hospital.
Dates: 1910 December 14

Copy of Bill, 1911 June 15

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0009.00024
Abstract Copy of bill from Golden Hill Cemetery, totaling $46.50, for the burial of Joseph Winkler.
Dates: 1911 June 15

Copy of Bill for Funeral Expenses, 1910 May 03

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0075.00013
Abstract Bill for funeral expenses for Mr. Max Hamburger from Golden Hill Cemetery to JCRS. Expenses total $31.50. Bill is dated and signed.
Dates: 1910 May 03

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt, 1910 November 10

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0169.00011
Abstract Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak asks Schwatt to report on the current health condition of Isidor Epstein. Spivak also enclosed a bill from Seaburg & Johnson.
Dates: 1910 November 10

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. D. Slotnick, 1910 August 12

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0135.00013
Abstract Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. D. Slotnick. Spivak enclosed a bill with the amount of $31.50 for the burial of David Slotnick. He tells Mrs. Slotnick that after he died they found $18.50 on his body. Spivak asks Mrs. Slotnick to pay the remaining balance of $13.00 by making the check payable to JCRS.
Dates: 1910 August 12

Receipt from C.D. Spivak to J.R. Hartner, 1911 April 6

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0089.00006
Abstract Typed receipt stating the payment of $1.00 from C.D. Spivak for a certified copy of the death certificate of Albert Scrinopskie. It is signed by the Deputy State Registrar, J.R. Hartner.
Dates: 1911 April 6

Telegraph Bill, 1910 May 09

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0084.00027
Abstract Money requested from JCRS from the Postal Telegraph-Cable Co for 64c, because Mrs. Jennie Axelrod moved, and the present address is unkown.
Dates: 1910 May 09