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 63 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Copy of typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. E. Klein [Esther Klein] in Chicago, Illinois informs that Spivak has twice written to Esther to inform her of the fact that her husband, Joseph Klein, has been admitted to the JCRS Sanatorium. Informs that each time the letter was returned. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 September 8
Overview Typed copy of letter from Julius Frankel to Dr. Spivak, sending $5 for the JCRS and asks him to admit Leo Frankel to the sanatorium. Julius Frankel is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1911 January 24
Overview Envelope addressed from Mrs. M.L. Aren, Secretary of The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Soc'y of Chicago to Dr. C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado.
Dates: 1908 November 23
Overview Application for admission to JCRS filled out by hand in ink for Hyman Novack. Information on the form includes his age, birth place, occupation, residence, marital status, children's ages, nearest relatives, and signed by Hyman Novack. At the bottom of the page, the section "Recommendation," is left blank. The back of the form has section entitled "Report of Medical Examiner," which states that the examination took place July 26, 1910 and found Novack to be suffering from incipient pulmonary...
Dates: 1910 July 25-1911 May 2
Overview JCRS Application filled out by hand in ink for Joseph Klein. Information on the form includes his age, birth place, occupation, residence, marital status, children's ages, nearest relatives, previous hospital stays and signed by Joseph Klein. At the bottom of the page is a section entitled "Recommendation," which is left blank except for a note in pen on the left side that reads "Has no friends in city total stranger." The back of the form has a section called "Report of Medical Examiner" which...
Dates: 1910 August 2-1910 October 17
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to A. Jacobson, informing him Leo Frankel was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1908 August 27
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to A. Rubin in Waukegan, Illinois, stating that his cousin, Louis Finkelstein, has been invited to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 October 9
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. Adolph Weiner, President of the Hungarian Jewish Relief Society in Chicago, Illinois informs that two weeks ago Joseph Klein arrived from Chicago and states that he has been long suffering from tuberculosis. Informs that Klein wishes to file an application for admission to the JCRS Sanatorium and when questioned, Klein reported that the Hungarian Jewish Relief Society has paid for his transportation from Chicago to Denver. Informs that...
Dates: 1910 August 9
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. Bennet Sinelick in Chicago, Illinois informs that Joseph Sinelick, Bennet's brother, has been invited to enter the JCRS Sanatorium to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 June 16
Overview Typed letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Dr. Fish in Edgewater, Colorado, stating that a letter had been received from the J.C.R.S in Chicago in reference from Mollie Cohen, who according to their records was a patient in their Sanitorium from July until September 7th, however there was no record as to any notice given to her to leave the Sanitorium. Letter states interest as far as why she was discharged in order to communicate with the Chicago people. Letter is unsigned but...
Dates: 1908 November 27