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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.


Leḳsiḳon 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 54 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to [M. Philips] from Dr. Spivak, 1908 February 13

Identifier: B002.01.0100.0095.00024
Overview Typed letter to "Mr. S. Phillips [M. Philips]...Baltimore, Md" from Dr. Spivak dated "February 13th, 1908" [sic]. The letter informs Philips that I. Stoller has been accepted into the JCRS Sanatorium for his health and well-being. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 February 13

Letter to Mrs. Blum from Dr. Spivak, 1909 March 12

Identifier: B002.01.0100.0095.00003
Overview Typed letter to "Mrs. Blum...Baltimore, Md." from Dr. Spivak dated "Mar. 12. 1909." The letter states, "In compliance with your request we ordered that the trunk of the late Isaac Stoller be opened and all papers of any importance be take out. We [herewith] enclose some papers [of value] to you" [sic]. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 March 12

Telegram from A. Hamburger to C.D. Spivak, 1910 May 03

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0075.00011
Overview Telegram from Adolph Hamburger to Dr. Charles Spivak, which reads "have burial of Max Hamburger at Denver use money sent".
Dates: 1910 May 03

Telegram from C.D. Spivak to A. Hamburger, 1910 May 02

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0075.00010
Overview Telegram from Dr. Charles Spivak to Adolph Hamburger, 2307 Druidhill Ave., Baltimore, Md., in which he informs his brother, Max Hamburger, passed away and asks for burial instructions.
Dates: 1910 May 02