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 33 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Typed letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. R.S. Key in Atlanta, Georgia. Letter states that the estate of Conrad Strube has been referred to attorney Mr. Henry Cohen. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 March 29
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Mrs. S.K. Friedman, Sec'y, Savannah Branch JCRS, in which he informs Herman Goldstein was invited to the santorium and thanks for the $75 donation. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1909 April 01
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to S.K. Friedman, in whch he thanks her for the $75 and informs Herman Goldstein was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 February 19
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mrs. S.K. Friedman informing her that he has received her letters and that while the JCRS will do everything they can for Moses Lesser, but cannot admit him sooner. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 March 16
Overview Letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mrs. S.K. Friedman informing her that JCRS will be happy to accept Moses Lesser to the Sanatorium, but explains that there is no vacancy, and it may be some weeks before there will be room for him. It is recommended that Mr. Lesser move to Denver as soon as possible to fill out an application in person. He should be supplied with the means to stay in Denver for up to one month. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 March 1
Overview Handwritten letter from I. Davis to Dr. Spivak, in which he asks Herman Goldstein to be admitted to the sanatorium and states he's in the first stage of the disease. Letter is signed by I. Davis.
Dates: 1909 January 14
Overview Handwritten letter from Mrs. I. Davis to C.D. Spivak, in which she says they have been donating hundreds of dollars every year to the JCRS and she's surprised they cannot do anything to help Herman Goldstein. She also states she will send the money they were sending to the JCRS to Mr. Goldstein's room and board. Letter is signed by Mrs. I. Davis.
Dates: 1909 January 22
Overview Handwritten letter from Mrs. I. Davis to Dr. Spivak, in which she asks Herman Goldstein to be admitted to the sanatorium as soon as possible, and to do anything possible for him. Letter is signed by Mrs. I. Davis.
Dates: 1909 February 17
Overview Handwritten letter from Mrs. I. Davis to Dr. Spivak, in which she states Herman Goldstein left to Denver last Friday, and they asisted him with $25 for room an board. Letter is signed by Mrs. I. Davis.
Dates: 1909 February 24
Overview Handwritten letter on Oglethorpe Sanitarium Stationary from Dr. J. W. Daniels to Dr. Charles Spivak informing him that he has examined Mr. Mosees Lesser and found that he is positive for tuberculosis.
Dates: 1911 February 21