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 693 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Excerpt of a letter from J. Block to C.D. Spivak thanking him for admitting Marcou to JCRS. Block tells Spivak that he wired him many telegrams. He also says that he is sure the hospital will do good to help Marcou and he is willing to help JCRS with any favors they might have.
Dates: 1911 April
Overview JCRS Patient number 2055. Patient application, correspondence, handwritten letters, receipts, bills.
Dates: 1911 December 4 - 1912 May 6
Overview JCRS Patient number 2097. Patient application, correspondence, handwritten letters, receipts, bills.
Dates: 1912 February 8 - 1913 August 3
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Clara Horwitz informing her that her husband, Isaac Horwitz was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Horwitz’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom. The envelope is addressed to Clara in Chicago, Illinois. There are several stamps regarding Clara's incorrect address; therefore, the letter was returned to JCRS.
Dates: 1910 July 5
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Sam Schmittmeyer regarding his admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak is pleased to inform Schmittmeyer that the Admission and Dismission Committee of the JCRS extends an invitation to come to the sanatorium. Spivak also provides instructions when accepting the offer. Schmittmeyer must present the letter to the superintendent of JCRS within two days and between the hours of 2 P.M. to 4 P.M., except on Saturdays and Sundays. He also writes a...
Dates: 1910 March 21
Overview Typed letter from Annie Jusskowitz to C.D. Spivak thanking him for admitting her husband, Emil Jusskowitz into JCRS. She trusts that every effort will be taken to help him recover and he will return to New York soon.
Dates: 1910 April 12
Overview Handwritten letter from B. Dunievitz, Recording Secretary of the Queen City Lodge # 113 O.B.A, to C.D. Spivak thanking him for admitting Isaac Morris into JCRS.
Dates: 1910 April 20
Overview Handwritten letter from Bishop Olmstead to C.D. Spivak thanking him for admitting William Stamp into the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society.
Dates: 1910 May 7
Overview Handwritten thank-you note from C. Queen to C.D. Spivak. Queen thanks Spivak for his consideration to admit her to the sanatorium. She informs him that it will take her two or three days to prepare so she will be there by Monday. She again thanks Spivak for his kindness and signs the letter “Mrs. Catherine Queen” at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 February 16
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Morris Hoffman informing him that his son, George Hoffman was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Hoffman’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 November 18