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 32 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink from L. Golden in Boston, Massachusetts to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that the bearer of the letter, Sam Bromberg, is suffering from tuberculosis and is referred to JCRS Sanatorium for treatment. Letter is signed in black ink by L. Golden, M.D. A postscript reads "am a member of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Soc."
Dates: 1909 April 27
Overview Typed letter from Max Mitchell in Boston, Massachusets to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado replies to Spivak's letter regarding Sam Bromberg and informs that the young man's mother tells that Bromberg is suffering and has no one to look after him. Mitchell requests if it is at all possible for JCRS superintendent to overlook Mitchell's offense and readmit him to the Sanatorium. Letter is signed in black ink by Max Mitchell.
Dates: 1909 October 12
Overview Typed letter on Federated Jewish Charities of Boston letterhead from Max Mitchell in Boston, Massachusetts to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado requests information regarding whether Sam Bromberg has been discharged from JCRS and if so, for what reason. Letter is signed in black ink by Max Mitchell.
Dates: 1909 September 24
Overview Typed letter on Federated Jewish Charities of Boston letterhead from Max Mitchell in Boston, Massachusetts to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Mitchell acknowledges with thanks the receipt of Spivak's letter regarding the result of Sam Bramberg's [Sam Bromberg] case. Letter is signed in black ink by Max Mitchell.
Dates: 1909 July 12
Overview Typed letter on Federated Jewish Charities of Boston letterhead from Max Mitchell in Boston, Massachusetts to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Sam Bromberg, who suffers from tuberculosis and is at present in Denver through the assistance of his relatives and friends, wishes to be admitted to the JCRS sanatorium. Max Mitchell informs that Bromberg's friend asked Mitchell to recommend him. Letter is signed in black ink by Max Mitchell.
Dates: 1909 July 1
Overview Typed letter from Samuel Dorf, Grand Master of the US Grand Lodge Order Brith Abraham to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Dorf has received a letter from the Ahavath Achim Lodge, O.B.A. of Boston regarding Samuel Cohen who resides in Denver. The letter complains that the lodge has made an application to JCRS and have not received a reply but Cohen and his family are suffering in Denver. Dorf reminds that the lodge contributes toward the hospital fund and requests the Spivak see to...
Dates: 1910 July 20
Overview Typed letter from Samuel Dorf, Grand Master of the U.S. Grand Lodge Order Brith Abraham to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Dorf is in receipt of Spivak's letter in regards to the admission of Sam Cohen of Boston, Massachusetts. Letter informs that Dorf is grateful to Spivak for his prompt attention in the matter. Letter is signed in black ink by Samuel Dorf.
Dates: 1910 August 1
Overview Typed letter to "Mrs. Bertha Finberg, 10 Fayston Str., Roxbury, Mass" from Dr. Spivak dated "Feb. 23. 1909" [sic]. The letter informs B. Finberg that her son A. Finberg has been accepted to join the JCRS Sanatorium for his health and well-being. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 February 23
Overview Handwritten letter to "Dr. C. D. Spivak...[JCRS] Denver Colorado" from B. Finberg "10 Fayston St., Roxbury, Mass" dated "March 1, 1909" [sic]. The letter is a response to Dr. Spivak's letter and is one of gratitude aimed towards the JCRS and Dr. Spivak. B. Finberg writes "Words can not express my heartfelt thanks to you and to the Society," and that she hopes for her son's [A. Finberg] recovery "with the aid of God and those in charge at the Hospital" [sic]. She concludes showing her "great...
Dates: 1909 March 01
Overview Application for admission to JCRS filled out by hand in ink for Sam Cohen. Information on the form includes his age, birth place, occupation, residence, marital status, children's ages, nearest relatives, and membership to beneficial societies or lodges. The application is signed in Yiddish. At the bottom of the page, the section "Recommendation," is left blank. The back of the form has section entitled "Report of Medical Examiner," which is left blank. The middle section of the back is a form...
Dates: 1910 July 28-1910 September 15