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 52 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract JCRS Patient #2210. Patient application, correspondence, handwritten letters, receipts, bills. Patient has another file #2074.
Dates: 1912 June 7 - 1913 August 8
Abstract JCRS Patient #2912. Patient application, correspondence, handwritten letters, receipts, and bills.
Dates: 1914 June 15 - 1914 July 24
Abstract JCRS Patient #2926. Patient application, correspondence, handwritten letters, receipts, and bills.
Dates: 1914 June 26 - 1914 September 10
Abstract JCRS Patient #3203. Patient application, correspondence, handwritten letters, receipts, and bills.
Dates: 1915 March 25 - 1915 June 10
Abstract Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. B. Gutnick. Spivak tells Mrs. Gutnick that JCSR admitted her son on April 23rd, 1911 as an emergency case. Spivak assures Gutnick that every effort will be made to make sure her son is comfortable.
Dates: 1911 May 8
Abstract Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Rabbi B.L. Levinthal informing him that Joseph Saltzburg was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society as an emergency patient. Spivak informs Levinthal that Saltzburg is not in a good position to travel to California and advised him to stay in Denver and rest. Spivak tells him that the sanatorium will try their best to make Saltzburg's stay comfortable at JCRS. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 June 28
Abstract Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to C. Queen informing her that she will be admitted to the sanatorium once she gives Dr. H. Schwatt an enclosed letter provided to her. The letter is signed, “Secretary” at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 February 15
Abstract Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Adler informing him that his brother, Bernhard Adler was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak trusts that Adler’s stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 March 1
Abstract Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Masliansky. Spivak tells Masliansky that Hoffman is a very sick man and JCRS physicians think that Hoffman has no chance of recovery. Spivak assumes that Hoffman’s parents know that he was admitted as an emergency patient. Spivak hopes that the physicians are mistaken and Hoffman’s health improves.
Dates: 1910 November 26
Abstract Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Masliansky. Spivak tells Masliansky that the following patients from New York City have been admitted to JCRS as emergency cases. The patients are listed as: Joe Mottell – January 2nd, Lena Boretz - January 6th, and Elias Kantor – January 6th. The letter also states that Mrs. Jennie Goldblatt was admitted as a regular case.
Dates: 1911 January 10