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 Dr. H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak informing him that David Slotnick left behind $18.50 once he died on July 19, 1910.
Dates: 1910 July 19
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
Overview Handwritten note from Dr. H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt informs Spivak that $1.50 in cash was found on the body of Frank Schneiderman who died on September 6th, 1910.
Dates: 1910 September 6
Overview Typed letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak informing him that $3.05 was left from Sam Brody at the time of his death on December 18th, 1910.
Dates: 1910 December 23
Overview Typed letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt enclosed Samuel Goldfine’s personal belongings including: one watch, one fountain pen, one ring, and one pair of glasses.
Dates: 1912 January 18
Overview Letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt enclosed a letter from L.E. Schlechter asking for Feldman’s death certificate.
Dates: 1911 October 11
Overview Letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt tells Spivak that he does not want to make a statement about Feldman’s real name being Moishe Lichtenfeld because every record he has states Morris Feldman instead. Schwatt feels that his statement would have no legal value before a notary because he does not have proper documentation to prove otherwise.
Dates: 1911 November 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 Typed letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt enclosed $2.65 left behind from Max Perlman who died on October 16, 1912.
Dates: 1912 October 19
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Schwatt asks Spivak to obtain a copy of Cohen’s death certificate. Schwatt tells Spivak that Cohen’s father in Russia needs the certificate because the Russian government will make him pay for the military service of Louis Cohen if the certificate is not obtained.
Dates: 1911 December 31