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 469 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Application for admittance to JCRS filled out by hand in ink for Adolph Fiertag. Information on the form includes his age, birth place, occupation, residence, marital status, previous hospital stays, membership to beneficial societies and lodges, nearest relatives, and signed by Adolph Fiertag. At the bottom of the page is a section named "Recommendation," which is left blank. The back of the form has section entitled "Report of Medical Examiner," which is left blank. The middle section of the...
Dates: 1910 May 10-1910 July 4
Overview JCRS Application filled out by hand in ink for Benj. Saritsky. Information on the form includes his age, birth place, occupation, residence, marital status, children's ages, nearest relatives, and includes a signature in Yiddish. At the bottom of the page is a section entitled "Recommendation," which is left blank except for a note that reads "Letter from H. Masliansky." The back of the form has a section called "Report of Medical Examiner" which states that the examination took place on August...
Dates: 1910 August 10-1911 May 8
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
Overview Bill from the Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado stating that the tolls on the telegraph sent to Eisenberg and Mendel were not paid because they said the message is not for them. Bill asks that $80 be paid to the bearer. Letter is signed "[illegible]".
Dates: 1910 June 8
Overview Bill from Postal Telegraph Cable Co. addressed to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado dated to February 6 1910. The bill is for a telegram from February 5th 1910 to Annie Nissman in Brooklyn, New York that was not paid at destination. The bill gives the reason that "party unknown at [illegible] address. Bill requests that Spivak "please pay the amount, $90.00 to the bearer and oblige." It is signed but the signature is illegible.
Dates: 1910 February 6
Overview Handwritten bill of exchange to "M [Dr.] C. D. Spivak 1421 Court Place" in Denver from The Western Union Telegraph Company on typed letterhead that states, "Form No. 36. OFFICE OF THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY. (INCORPORATED)" dated "4/28 1909" [sic]. The bill reads, "The tolls upon your dispatch of _April 24 09_ to _I Greenberg_ Fairmont N. Y were not paid at destination, the reason given being that _Msg Was. forwarded to Amboy N. J. Party said to be now living in NY_ Please pay the...
Dates: 1909 April 28
Overview Typed copy of letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. H. Masliansky in New York City, New York informs that the JCRS Sanatorium has invited Louis Levitt, whom Masliansky recommended to JCRS has been invited to enter the Sanatorium. Informs that Herman Rosnick, whom Masliansky also recommended, has been invited to enter the Sanatorium.
Dates: 1910 September 6
Overview Copy of typed letter on The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society letterhead from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. Fanny Wernyck in Brooklyn, New York, informing her that they have this day written a letter to her husband, Mr. Hyman Wernyck, inviting him to come to the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, where everything will be done to make him as comfortable as possible. Letter states hope that his stay will be beneficial to his health and is unsigned but "Secretary"...
Dates: 1908 August 17
Overview Copy of typed letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to the National Directors of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society in Rochester, New York, stating the success of Oscar Ginsberg's stay at the Sanitorium. Letter states that an examination has concluded that he should be discharged, however, because of the expressed interest from the National Directors his stay will be extended from November 16th to January 1st, 1909. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 November 20
Overview Copy of a letter is an excerpt from Mr. H. Masliansky in New York, New York to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado and informs that Jacob Silverstein and "Louis Levett" [Louis Levitt] have left for Denver, Colorado and will file applications for admission to the Sanatorium once they arrive. Masliansky writes that the men are prepared for a six week stay in Denver and that he trusts Spivak will do all he can to have them admitted before that time is up. Letter is unsigned.
Dates: 1910 August 1