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 209 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt tells Spivak that one watch and $7.568 in cash, and a pair of glasses was left behind by Jennie Batchofsky after her death on March 25, 1912.
Dates: 1912 March 25
Overview Typed letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt tells Spivak the following belongings were left behind from Herman Stitch after he died. One gold watch, post office money orders for $13.00, $2.84 in cash, one ring, one Odd Fellow pin, one fountain pen, and one pen knife.
Dates: 1911 December 4
Overview Typed letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt tells Spivak that one silver watch and razor were left behind from Max Stashower were left behind after his death on May 11, 1919.
Dates: 1912 June 1
Overview Letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt tells Spivak that one ring, $8.24 in cash, and a pair of eye glasses were left behind by Henry Schnoor after his death on February 22, 1912.
Dates: 1912 February 22
Overview Typed letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt tells Spivak to look at the enclosed letter regarding Max. Sass’ sanity. Schwatt says that if Spivak wishes to change the statement then he would be happy to do so.
Dates: 1911 February 15
Overview Letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt asks Spivak to obtain a duplicate copy of George Hoffman’s death certificate. He also asks Spivak to send the certificate to Mr. Morris Hoffman in New York City.
Dates: 1911 August 28
Overview Typed letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt tells Spivak that $7.10 in cash and one watch was found from the remains of Adolph Schkolnick after he passed away at the sanatorium.
Dates: 1911 December 20
Overview Letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt asks Spivak to obtain a death certificate of Adolph Schkolnick which died on December 20th, 1911.
Dates: 1911 December 31
Overview Letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt tells Spivak that Adolph Schkolnick did not leave any trunk after he died. He asks Spivak to advise him about the disposition of Schkolnick's clothing.
Dates: 1912 January 18
Overview Typed letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt enclosed some papers regarding Mrs. Queen that Spivak needed to fill out.
Dates: 1911 October 25