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 170 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Handwritten letter from Mrs. F. Vendig in Brooklyn, New York to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Mrs. F. Vendig has not heard from her son Alex Vendig since he has reached Denver. Informs that she is worried about Alex Vendig and asks if there might be any reason why he has not written. Informs that F. Vendig has received Spivak's letter informing her of Alex Vendig's admission to the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is signed in black ink by Mrs. F. Vendig.
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink from Mrs. F. Vendig in Brooklyn, New York to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that she has enclosed with this letter insurance papers that she must trouble Spivak to fill out, one for Spivak's records, one for the undertaker, and one for anyone out in Colorado who knew Alex Vendig. Mrs. Vendig writes that she will consider it a great favor if Spivak can attend to these things and return a copy to her in an enclosed envelope. Letter is signed by Mrs. F....
Overview Handwritten letter from Mrs. F. Vendig in Brooklyn, New York to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that enclosed with this letter is a money order for $38.00 to cover the cost of her Alex Vendig's burial, her late son. Informs that it should also cover the cost of procuring documents required as per Spivak's letter. Informs that she has lost the bill and so requests that the cemetery officials send her a duplicate. Mrs. Vendig writes that regarding the disposition of Alex Vendig's...
Dates: 1909 July 8
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series of patient records includes medical reports and histories, statistical data of patients, x-rays, and death certificates. The patient files include applications, correspondence and some may also contain photographs and personal items.
Dates: 1908 October 1
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink from Mrs. Rose Greene in Brooklyn, New York to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado thanks Spivak for his letter informing Greene of the child's health [archivist infers that this is in reference to Bennie Pitchinocc's child, Bessie Pitchinocc]. Greene requests Spivak adiver her on methods of bringing the child back to New York. Letter is signed by Mrs. Rose Greene.
Dates: 1909 December 29
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink from Rose Greene in Brooklyn, New York to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that she is requesting for another favor concerning the child of the late Sarah Pitchinocc and the late Bennie Pitchinocc. Informs that Greene received a letter from Sarah Goldberg, the woman who is taking care of the baby, stating that Greene would be cruel and equal to a murderer to demand the child sent back to New York. Greene states that Goldberg says the baby is sick with a...
Dates: 1909 October 5
Overview Handwritten letter from Rose Greene in Brooklyn, New York to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that she heard from Jacob Goldman of the death of Bennie Pitchinocc, husband of Greene's late sister Sarah Pitchinocc. Greene writes to ask about the couple's only child, Bessie Pitchinocc. Asks Spivak what is best for the little girl who has no nearer relatives in the United States besides Greene and she requests that Spivak do all he can to send Bessie Pitchinocc to her in New York. Informs...
Dates: 1909 October 22
Overview Handwritten letter from S. Einbinder in Brooklyn, New York, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that is was a surprise that her brother, Philip Einbinder, was admitted to the Sanatorium because he had never written his own sister. s. Einbinder requests for Spivak to please send information about her brother is now doing. Letter is signed in ink, S. Einbinder.
Dates: 1908 September 27
Overview Handwritten letter from Mr. Stephen Wise to Dr. Charles Spivak informing him that he cannot give him any address for the late Mr. Petrover. Mr. Wise also informs Dr. Spivak that they are not an association and cannot pay for funeral expenses. Letter is written on International Protective Association letterhead, and is signed and dated.
Dates: 1910 March 12
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from Sara Livingston in Brooklyn, New York, to Dr. C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, requesting to hear about the conditions of her daughter, Henrietta Livingston. Henrietta wrote her mom two weeks ago and stated that she had a hemorrhage and was to weak to write. Livingston has not received a reply from her daughter and is requesting to hear how she is is doing. Sara Livingston is thanking the JCRS for all they are doing and the kindness that they have shown her...
Dates: 1913 February 2