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 P.S. Hunter. Spivak enclosed one dollar for the death certificate of Adolph Schkolnick.
Dates: 1912 January 8
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. P. Schkolnick. Spivak tells Schkolnick that before he can comply with her request for her husband’s death certificate he asks her the amount of insurance her husband carried.
Dates: 1912 January 2
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to P.H. Showalter of Prudential Insurance Company. Spivak enclosed a check for $6.97 based from the annual premium on Mrs. C. Queen’s life insurance policy. Spivak asked Showalter to acknowledge that he received the check and signed the letter “Secretary” at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 September 2
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to P.S. Hunter. Spivak enclosed a check for $1.00 so that the Colorado State Board of Health could mail Spivak a copy of Queen’s death certificate.
Dates: 1911 November 9
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to P.S. Hunter of the Colorado State Board of Health. Spivak asks Hunter to send him a copy of Louis Cohen’s death certificate. Spivak enclosed a check for $1.00 to cover the cost of the certificate.
Dates: 1912 January 2
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to P.S. Hunter. Spivak enclosed an affidavit and $1.00 for a new copy of Feldman’s death certificate.
Dates: 1911 December 8
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to P.S. Hunter. Spivak enclosed the corrected death certificate of Morris Feldman to the name "Moische Lichtenfeld." Spivak asks Hunter to send a certified copy of the certificate.
Dates: 1911 December 13
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Mendelsohn. Spivak tells Mendelsohn that he is sorry to tell him that Sam Barsky passed away last night. Spivak tells Mendelsohn that Barsky’s body is at Hoffman’s Undertaking Establishment on 17th and Lawrence.
Dates: 1911 June 10
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Sass. Spivak informs Sass that he received her special delivery letter regarding her late husband’s sanity and the request of an affidavit. Spivak confirms that Mr. Sass’ application contradicts information he gave to Dr. Schwatt, therefore, Spivak complied with her request and provided an affidavit. Spivak hopes it will help her claim the money she deserves. There is a post script that states he will return the death certificate.
Dates: 1911 February 18
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to S. Schwartzberg regarding the death of David Rubin. Spivak advises Schwartzberg to make sure members of the Progressive Order of the West should be checked by a doctor first before sending them to Colorado, just in case they cannot handle the climate change. He mentions that they both tried their best to prolong Rubin's life, but even experts make mistakes sometimes. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 March 29