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.
CitationLeḳsiḳon 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 23 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink from Adolph Jacobs in Bronx, New York to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado thanks Spivak for his letter regarding his wife's sickness and said that he did not know of the fact until he received Spivak's letter. Requests just how his wife, Annie Jacob, is feeling in regards to her lung trouble and if she is able to come to New York. Also requests Spivak to send her if possible. Letter is signed by A. Jacobs.
Dates: 1909 August 20
Overview Typed letter from Dr. C.D. Spivak to Mr. Samuel Keller, brother of Hyman Keller, to inform him that the JCRS has invited Hyman Keller to attend the Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned, as it is a carbon copy, but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 October 16
Overview Typed letter from Dr. C.D. Spivak to Mr. Samuel Keller, brother of Hyman Keller, written to inform him that JCRS has invited Hyman Keller to attend the Sanatorium. Letter is signed "C D Spivak" and "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 October 16
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Annie Shapiro in Bronx, New York, stating that enclosed was the death certificate of Stella Greenberg and that $11.41 is still due for Greenberg's funeral expenses. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 July 7
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Eva Altschuler in Bronx, New York, stating that Stella Greenberg has been accepted to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 March 10
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Eva Altshuler in Bronx, New York, in regards to sending a Miss Stella Greenberg from New York to the JCRS Sanatorium. In the letter it states that she must be examined by a physician before sending her to Denver, and that it might take 6 to 7 weeks for Greenberg to be admitted, in that there are always lots of applicants waiting to be admitted. It then moves on to talking about personal business, explaining that Spivak hopes all of her...
Dates: 1908 September 17
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Harry Strizever, 447 Wendover Ave., Bronx, New York, in which he informs his father, Max Strizever, to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom
Dates: 1910 March 02
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Waldman informing her that her husband, Chas Waldman was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Waldman's stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 April 23
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Waldman. Spivak writes to tell Mrs. Waldman that her husband is doing fairly well. Spivak says that Mr. Waldman stays in his bed for a great deal of time, but JCRS will do everything they can to make his stay comfortable.
Dates: 1910 May 18
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Katie Silverstein in the Bronx, New York informs that JCRS has invited Katie Silverstein's husband, Jacob Silverstein, to enter the Sanatorium to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 September 5