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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 32 Collections and/or Records:

Telegram to B. Finberg from Dr. Spivak, 1909 April 07

Identifier: B002.01.0100.0102.00014
Overview Typed telegram to "Mrs. Bertha Finberg, 10 Feyston St., Roxbury, Mass" from Dr. Spivak with heading that states, "POSTAL TELEGRAPH COMMERCIAL CABLES CLARENCE H. MACKAY...TELEGRAM" dated "April 7, 1909" [sic]. The telegram reads, "Your son, Abraham Finberg passed away today Wire burial instructions Collect" [sic]. The letter is not signed but C D Spivak Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 April 07

Telegram to Dr. Spivals [Spivak] from B. Finberg, [1909] April 08

Identifier: B002.01.0100.0102.00013
Overview Typed telegram to "C.D.Spivals [Spivak], Edgewater Colo" from B. Finberg in "Boston Mass" at "343A" with typed heading that states "NIGHT MESSAGE. THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY...ROBERT C. CLOWRY" dated "Apr 8" [sic]. Although there is no year printed on the telegram, the archivist assumes that the item is from 1909 based on the other documents in the record. The telegram reads, "Do what necessary for Jewish man im poor widow" [sic]. The letter is not signed but Finberg is typed at the...
Dates: [1909] April 08