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 66 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Bill from the Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado for $1.10 regarding a telegram sent to Mrs. Dora Bailinsohn on Nov. 18th in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Bills states the tolls for telegram were not paid because it was "forwarded to New York. Refused payment." Bill is signed "Postal File Co."
Dates: 1910 November 19
Overview Bill from Postal Telegraph Cable Co. addressed to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado dated March 4, 1909. The bill is for a telegram from March 3, 1909 to John Leahy in Massachusetts that was not paid at the destination. The bill gives the reason that "38 Oakland st, Malden Mass. no such street, man unknown." Bill requests that Spivak pay 75 to the bearer of the bill. Letter is signed "Postal Telegraph Bh."
Dates: 1909 March 4
Overview Copy of typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. I. Lieberman [D. Lieberman], Secretary of Fall River Lodge #355, O.B.A., in Fall River, Massachusetts. Letter states that enclosed find a certified copy of the death certificate of Mr. Meyer Kessler, who died in the Sanatorium on Aug. 19th. Letter states that also enclosed is a bill from the Beth Medrash Hagodal Cemetary Association for the funeral expenses amounting to $44.50. Found among the effects of Mr. Kessler was $4.05,...
Dates: 1908 September 9
Overview Typed letter on The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society letterhead from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. Minnie Kessler in Fall River, Massachusetts, stating that in looking over his records, he finds that he has a pocket book left by her late husband, Mr. Meyer Kessler and kindly requests that she advise disposition of same. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 December 19
Overview Copy of typed letter on Hampden Shoe Company letterhead from Eli Cohen in Springfield, Massachusetts to Dr. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, introducing Max Goldstein of New Haven, Connecticut, who is much in need of medical assistance. Letter states hope that Dr. Spivak will try to take him in and do the best he can for him as Mr. Goldstein is a personal friend, so anything that can be done for him will be appreciated. Letter is signed Eli Cohen.
Dates: 1908 May 30
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. Abr. Cohen [Abraham Cohen] in Malden, Massachusetts informs that Mr. Sam Cohen, Abraham Cohen's brother, has been invited to come to the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 August 8
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Dr. J.B. Fish in Edgewater, Colorado. Letter requests the admission of Mr. Meyer Kessler of Fall River, Massachusetts as an emergency case. Letter states that he was brought to the office by a boy who found him wandering around somewhere on West Colfax Ave. The man is very sick and suffers from fever. Spivak states that he considers him to be in emergency and states that Fish need not make out his application, as they have taken it in the...
Dates: 1908 July 24
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Eva Sugarman informing her that her husband, Israel Sugarman was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Sugarman's stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 June 16
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. H. Fineberg, JCRS field secretary in Boston, Massachusetts informs that in regards to Mr. Joseph Levin from Providence, Rhode Island, Spivak has enclosed a letter from J.B. Fish which will give further details on the situation. Letter also informs that Spivak recieved Fineberg's list from Providence. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 April 19
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Ida Smith in Chelsea, Massachusetts informs that Ida Smith's husband, Eli Smith, has been invited to enter the JCRS Sanatorium to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 June 22