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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 7828 Collections and/or Records:

Abe Levy's Physical Examination, 1908 October 9

Identifier: B002.01.0100.0072.00014
Overview Handwritten in ink physical examination of Abe Levy written by J.B. Fish in Edgewater, Colorado, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. It reads "Today's physical examination of Mr. A levy "Case 631" is as follows...". Letter/physical exam is unsigned.
Dates: 1908 October 9

Belle Schapiro's Physical Examination, 1908 September 19

Identifier: B002.01.0100.0060.00013
Overview Handwritten physical examination in ink of Belle Schapiro written by J.B. Fish in Edgewater, Colorado, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado that reads "Today's physical examination of Miss Belle Shapiro 'Case 617' is as follows...". Letter/physical exam is unsigned.
Dates: 1908 September 19

Bill for D. Smarodin's Boarding, 1911 February 8

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0122.00011
Overview Bill from Mrs. G. Levenson to C.D. Spivak. The bill addresses the board and lodging of D. Smarodin from January 12th to February 7th, 1911. The amount comes to $21.21.
Dates: 1911 February 8

Bill for Louis Klebanoff's Room and Board, 1909 October 23

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0001.00028
Overview Handwritten bill from S.S. Garson to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. Total is $12.60 for room and board for two weeks and two days, October 6, 1909 to October 22, 1909, at $5.50 per week for Mr. Louis Klebanoff of New York City.
Dates: 1909 October 23

Bill for Marcou's Room and Board, 1911 April 24

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0159.00018
Overview Bill from G. Levenson to C.D. Spivak for Marcou's room and board. The bill states that Marcou stayed for eight weeks and four days from February 20th until April 20th, at a rate of $5.50 per week. The total amount of the bill comes to $47.20
Dates: 1911 April 24

Bill from C.D. Spivak for S. S. Garson, 1909 October 12

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0135.00032
Overview Handwritten bill from C. D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to S. S. Garson. The total is $11 for two weeks of room and board to Simon Fuchs. It states that Spivak received the payment on October 19, 1909 signed by S. S. Garson.
Dates: 1909 October 12

Bill from G. Levenson to L. Quint, 1911 January 7

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0098.00013
Overview Bill from Mrs. G. Levenson to L. Quint in care of C.D. Spivak. The bill states Quint is charged for six weeks of board and room from November 24th to January 5th. The cost for boarding is priced at $5.50 per week for a total of $33.00.
Dates: 1911 January 7

Bill from Mrs. Bland to C.D. Spivak, 1911 April 15

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0140.00012
Overview A bill for JCRS which covers ten days of Morris Rabinowitz's boarding.
Dates: 1911 April 15

Bill from Mrs. F. Rothberg, 1910 September 7

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0010.00006
Overview Bill of exchange filled out in black ink from Mrs. F. Rothberg sent to Mr. Louis Simmons of New York in the care of JCRS and Dr. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. Bill is for "6 days board and room from August 25th to September 31st at 85 cent a day" for a total charge of $5.10. After the charge, a note is written in black ink reads "received payment in full" and signed by Mrs. F. Rothberg.
Dates: 1910 September 7

Bill from S. Wexler to C.D. Spivak, 1911 February 6

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0112.00018
Overview Bill from S. Wexler to C.D. Spivak. The bill is for Jacob Mallinger's board and room from February 3, 1911 to February 6, 1911 at a rate of $5.50 a week. The total of the bill comes to $2.35.
Dates: 1911 February 6