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 Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to G. Newman. Spivak enclosed the death certificate of Anna Hornstein as requested by G. Newman. Spivak hoped that Newman would be able to obtain the money she had been trying to receive from her sister’s insurance after her death.
Dates: 1910 November 22
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Cohen. Spivak enclosed a letter from J. Guttmann regarding the payment for Feldman’s name change on his death certificate. Spivak asks Cohen to let him know how to handle the matter.
Dates: 1912 March 11
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak asks Schwatt if he can have the enclosed statement filled out “as speedily as possible” and have it returned to Spivak at Schwatt’s earliest convenience.
Dates: 1910 November 16
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak enclosed a letter and affidavit regarding Feldman’s death certificate. Spivak asks Schwatt to make a statement about Feldman’s real name being Moishe Lichtenfeld.
Dates: 1911 November 22
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak enclosed an affidavit and asks Schwatt to get Dr. Leibert to sign it at his earliest convenience.
Dates: 1911 December 5
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak enclosed Louis Cohen's death certificate that he requested. Spivak informs him that JCRS expended $1.00 for the certificate.
Dates: 1912 January 6
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Dr. H. Schwatt letting him know that there is a death certificate of Albert Scrinopskie enclosed.
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Hugh L. Taylor. The letter states, "Dear Sir:-- Enclosed please find $1.00 in cash to obtain certified copy of death certificate of Mr. Abe Axelrod who died at the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society on May 8th. Sincerly yours, Secretary."
Dates: 1910 May 18
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H.L. Taylor, Secretary of the State Bureau of Health requesting a certified copy of A. Scrinopskie's death certificate. A check for $1.00 was enclosed with the letter for the certificate.
Dates: 1911 April 6
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H.L. Taylor, Secretary of the State Board of Health, asking to receive a copy of David Rubin's death certificate. He has enclosed one dollar to pay for the certificate.
Dates: 1910 April 26