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 49 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Typed copy of a letter from Boris D. Bogen from Cincinnati, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. It states that there was a check for $10.00 enclosed from the contribution of Henry Block of Louisville, KY to the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter was signed in ink but now typed "B.D. Bogen."
Dates: 1909 December 2
Overview Copy of a typed letter from C. D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Dr. Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio, stating that he has received the $10.00 check for Samuel Block and sent back a receipt. Also, the JCRS will advance Mr. Block for small expenses. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Overview Envelope from Cincinnati, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak at the JCRS in Denver, Colorado.
Dates: 1909 December 2
Overview Typed letter from Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that there is a little misunderstanding with patient, Samuel Block. Block has had considerable trouble with staying in one place and wanting to move around. Spivak requested that they send the money as a donation to JCRS Sanatorium, and not directly to Block for he misuses the money. Letter is signe din ink Boris D Bogen.
Dates: 1909 October 28
Overview Typed letter from Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Bogen has received previous correspondence and informs that he has presented Spivak's letter to the board of the United Jewish Charities of Cincinnati. Informs that the board has decided to assume the responsibility by placing Minnie Kondritzer in a sanatorium and eventually to send her to a warmer climate. Bogen informs that in another letter he has sent a "copy of the Israelite containing my...
Dates: 1909 November 30
Overview Typed letter from Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio to Dr. Philip Hillkowitz in Denver, Colorado informs that Bogen is writing regarding a friend, Mrs. Minnie Kondritzer. Informs that Bogen is anxious to give Kondritzer a change of climate and after discussion Bogen assures that the board of United Jewish Charities will place Mrs. Kondritzer in a pay Sanatorium in Denver for four weeks. Bogen informs that if the physicians at the Sanatorium advise her to move to a lower altitude they will do...
Dates: 1909 November 4
Overview Typed letter from Boris D. Bogen in Cinciannati, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, requesting to learn some information about an old patient, Sam Blumberg. Bogen believes that Spivak is keeping a "Skaska" and that it would be greatly appreciated to know about Blumberg's particular tuberculosis case. Bogen is planning on sending an article about the Cincinnati consumptives and to make sure that someone from the JCRS institution to attend the conference. Letter is signe din ink "Boris D...
Dates: 1912 May 7
Overview Typed letter from Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that there was a $10.00 check from Henry Block, Samuel Block's brother from Louisville, Kentucky, for a donation to the Sanatorium. Letter is signed in ink "Boris D Bogen."
Dates: 1909 December 2
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to B. Ruskin in Cincinatti, Ohio, stating that Sam Blumberg has been invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 August 23
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio, replying to information requested for Sam Blumberg that he entered the JCRS Sanatorium on August 24, 1909, and died on October 15, 1909. It states that "Indeed we will do the 'Johnny on the spot act'" and that Spivak will be in Cleveland. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1912 May 11