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 48 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Typed letter to "Mr. J. Madvinski [Madvinsky], 32 St. Charles Barrommee, Montreal, Can." from Dr. Spivak dated "July 15, 1909" [sic]. Dr. Spivak encourages Mr. Madvinsky to come to Denver and find employment as soon as possible to help his wife be less anxious and to reuinte their family. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 July 15
Overview Handwritten letter from Dr. H. Abramowitz to Dr. Spivak dated June 2nd 1910. The letter says that Jacob Madvinsky received his Canadian Passport, but there have been problems getting him over the U.S. boarder. Mr. Madvinsky was stopped at Port Huron and sent back to Montreal. The letter further explains that the husband has gone to Calgary, Canada and that his wife will join him there. The letter is signed by H. Abramowitz.
Dates: 1910 June 02
Overview Typed three-page letter on Sedler's Clothing House letterhead from Barnet Sedler in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. Sedler states that Spivak's letter of July 21st, informing him that his nephew, Louis Goldstein, has been admitted to his Sanitarium on the 17th, which he thanks him very much, as he hopes it may benefit him a great deal, or at least it will relieve him of some suffering, especially it will shelter him from the streets. Selder states that he suppose...
Dates: 1908 July 24
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. I. Roisner. Letter states that Jacob Jackelowitz went from being a canditate for admission to JCRS and was admitted as an emergency case on August 26, 1907. Letter is not signed, but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1907 August 29
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. B. Sedler in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania informs that Spivak is in receipt of Sedler's favor of the 12th requesting information about a relative, Mr. Prensky. Spivak informs that according to records Isaac Prensky was admitted to the JCRS Sanatorium on May 13 1909 and left on September 5, 1909 but that is all the information JCRS has in regards to Mr. Prensky. Informs that Isaac Prensky's application gives the name of his wife, Jennie Prensky...
Dates: 1911 October 17
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Rev. Dr. H. Abramowitz in Montreal, Canada informs that Harry Benjamin, whom Abramowitz had written about, has been invited to enter the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 July 9
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Henry Wartelsky in Montreal, Canada informs that JCRS has invited Henry Wartelsky's brother, Harry Benjamin, to enter the Sanatorium to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 July 9
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak addressed to Mr. P. Solomovitz, 3 Mt. Charles Pl., Montreal, Canada., informing Mr. Solomovitz that JCRS has invited Mrs. Sarah Solomovitz (Mr. P. Solomovitz's wife) to stay at the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 February 8
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Nathan Gordon in Montreal, Canada informs that Harry Benjamin, whom Gordon had written to Spivak about, has been invited by JCRS to enter the Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 July 9
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink from Rev. Dr. H. Abramowitz in Montreal, Canada to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that a Harry Benjamin should arrive in Denver any day now. Abramowitz writes that he has instructed Benjamin to see Spivak and file his application for admission into the Sanatorium. Informs that Benjamin is in poor circumstances but that Abramowitz has paid for rail road ticket and money to maintain himself until he can be admitted to the Sanatorium. Abramowitz requests...
Dates: 1909 May 25