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 Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Weinstein informing her that her son, Daivs Weinstein was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Weinstein’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 August 10
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Boris Thomashefsky in Brooklyn, New York, informing him that the JCRS has sent a letter that says Samuel Kravitz has been accepted to admit into the Sanatorium. Kravitz was a patient in Thomashefsky's Sanatorium in New York. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 October 22
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Miss C. Fisher in Brooklyn, New York informs that JCRS is in receipt of Miss C. Fisher's postal and letter. Replies that Ben Belovsky passed away at the Sanatorium of JCRS on February 4th. Spivak informs that under the date of February 5th a telegram had been wired to Mrs. Annie Nissman to notify of Ben Belovsky passed but had been returned undelivered. Spivak notes that Mrs. Annie Nissman's address was the one given on Ben Belovsky's...
Dates: 1910 February 28
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. C.H. Brown in Brooklyn, New York informs that JCRS has invited Brown's brother-in-law, Adolph Linn, to enter the Sanatorium to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 September 26
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to David Ledgin, 165 Floyd St., Brooklyn, N.Y., in which he informs his nephew, Samuel Ledgin, was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 July 15
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mr. David Ledgin, informing him that the bill for the funeral expenses for his nephew, Mr. Samuel Ledgin are enclosed. He lists the effects of the deceased and informs David Ledgin that the balance is $13.00. Dr. Spivak asks for the balance and requests instructions on what to do with the effects. If no response is received in thirty days, the effects will be turned over to the Isidore Hurwitz Club, which sells the effects and turns the money over to...
Dates: 1911 March 02
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. D. Lenchik [David Lenchik] in Brooklyn, New York informs that JCRS has invited Jacob Greenberg, a member of David Lenchik's lodge, to enter the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 May 5
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Dr. D. Goldstein in Brooklyn, New York, stating that in regards to Mr. Morris Solomon, deceased, duly received. Replying to his inquiry, he wishes to state that he was at the Sanatorium since Aug. 12th, 1908. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 December 28
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Dr. David Goldstein in Brooklyn, New York, stating that Mr. Solomon has been an inmate since the 12th of August. Letter states hope that this is the information desired and assures him of their willingness to answer any other inquiry that he may make. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 September 19
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to E. Rothman. Spivak is pleased to say that Benjamin Rothman's health has greatly improved. He tells Rothman that there is no need to write a detailed letter because his brother is in good condition, has no fever, and has an appetite. He finishes the letter by saying that his general condition is better than before he entered the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 May 7