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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.


Leḳsiḳon 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:

Letter from Miss Annie Strube to Dr. Spivak, 1909 January 9

Identifier: B002.01.0100.0001.00026
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from Miss Annie Strube to Dr. Spivak. Letter states that Miss Annie Strube has written to her father three times as well as a friend of hers in Denver but has not been able to gain any information concerning her father. She requests that if her father cannot write if Dr. Spivak could drop her a line concerning her father's condition.
Dates: 1909 January 9

Letter from S.K. Friedman to C.D. Spivak, 1911 March 7

Identifier: B002.01.0104.0008.00005
Overview Handwritten letter from S.K Friedman to Dr. Charles Spivak, informing him that they will send Moses Lesser to Denver in the next week, but they do not know how he will be able to support himself in Denver for weeks before admittance. Letter is signed and dated.
Dates: 1911 March 7

Telegraph from C.D Spivack to Miss Annie Strube, 1908 October 19

Identifier: B002.01.0100.0001.00004
Overview Postal Telegraph Commercial Cables telegram from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Miss Annie Strube in Atlanta, Georgia. Telegram informs Miss Strube that her father passed away late Saturday and to wire instructions for burial.
Dates: 1908 October 19