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 25 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Bill from Michaelson's Men's and Boy's Clothing for $10 for Louis Bernstein care of Dr. C.D. Spivak.
Overview Handwritten room and board bill that reads "Board and room for Chas. Rosenthal from April 28 will May 19 including. at 5.50 per week. Total $16.50." Dr. Spivak, bought of Mrs. G. Levenson.
Overview Bill for the burial expenses of Joseph Winkeler, totalling $46.50.
Overview Bill for undertaking expenses for Joseph Winkler, totaling $20. Date is inferred.
Overview Handwritten bill for funeral expenses of Harry Blumenthal, block 4, #274. Expenses are listed as follows: hears $6, undertaker $5, grave $10, digging $3, coffin $1.50, bal misaskim $3, tachrichem $300, totaling $31.50.
Overview Handwritten bill for hospital expenses for Victoria Teplitzky. The balance due is $14, and it reads "Dr. C.D. Spivak, Dear sir, There is a later bill for Victoria, if you wish to pay it, you can advise me. The above balance is on the first bill." Bill is signed by E. S. Hewitt, Steele Hospital.
Overview Bill of exchange for three days of room and board for Bennie Levy, care of C.D. Spivak. Bill is dated.
Overview Handwritten bill of expenses from Mrs. F. Rothberg to Joseph Gorman in care of Dr. Spivak. It reads "6 days board and room from August 28th to September 3th at 85 cent day, $5.10. Received payment in full" and it's signed by Mrs. F. Rothberg.
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.
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]".