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 Letter from Dr. L.H. Landman to Dr. Charles Spivak detailing the two separate checks sent to Dr. Philip Hillkowitz. Letter is signed and dated.
Dates: 1910 October 14
Overview Handwritten letter from Dr. Landman to Dr. Charles Spivak informing him that enclosed with the letter is the check that Landman sent to Dr. Philip Hillkowitz, so that Dr. Spivak can check to see if it was properly endorsed. Letter is signed and dated.
Dates: 1910 October 29
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from Rosa [Rosie] Blumberg in Cincinatti, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that she is glad to hear that her son, Sam Blumberg, has been admitted into the JCRS Sanatorium. Blumberg is hoping to hear from Spivak soon and for a speedy recovery for her son. Letter is signed in ink "Rosa Blumberg."
Dates: 1909 September 5
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from Rosie Blumberg in Cincinnati, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that it is very sad to hear about her deceased son. Her son, Sam Blumberg, had sent a telegram that morning, and that evening received a telegram from Spivak stating that her son had died. Sam Blumberg was saving some money to get himself back home to Ohio once he was discharged and strong enough. Rosie Blumberg is requesting to send her sons belongings to her home and the cash of...
Dates: 1909 October 25
Overview Handwritten letter from Mr. Sam B. Lynchitz to Dr. Charles Spivak inquiring about the health and progress of Mr. Louis Bernstein. Letter is signed and dated.
Dates: 1911 February 01
Overview Handwritten letter on Romanian American Lodge, No. 202, from Sam B. Lynchiz, secretary of the lodge, to Dr. Charles Spivak, imploring him to admit and care for Mr. Louis Bernstein. Letter is signed and dated.
Dates: 1910 September 21
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink from Dr. William Hillkowitz in Cincinnati, Ohio to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that the letter serves as an introduction to Mrs. Kate Rainsberg, of Cincinnati. Informs that Mrs. Rainsberg goes to Colorado for her health and hopes to be sheltered by the JCRS. Letter is signed in black ink by William Hillkowitz, M.D.
Dates: 1909 May 8
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Rosa [Rosie] Blumberg in Cincinatti, Ohio, that states Sam Blumberg has passed away. Spivak is requesting for Rosie to wire burial instructions.
Dates: 1909 October 15
Overview Telegram from Rosa [Rosie] Blumberg in Cincinnati, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating to send the remains of Sam Blumberg to Cincinnati for as cheap as possible.
Dates: 1909 October 15