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 43 Collections and/or Records:
Overview 2 pages typed letter from Dr. Spivak to J.J. Frankel, stating that Leo Frankel is doing well, not running any fever, and he gained some weight. Therefore, his spot should be given to another patient. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1908 December 31
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to L. Oransky in Des Moines, Iowa, responding to a letter from Oransky that stated that Adolph Berman was not a patient at the JCRS Sanatorium. Spivak recites that statement is a rumor, and that with his own eyes has seen Berman as a patient in the Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1905 December 20
Overview Typed letter from C.D.Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to L. Oransky in Des Moines, Iowa, wondering if Adolph Berman is still alive and his address, from when he was discharged from the Sanatorium in March of 1906. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 February 24
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to L. Oransky in Des Moines, Iowa, wondering about the history of a former patient, Adolph Berman, and if he is still living and his address, and if he passed away, when he died and where. Letter is singed in ink "C.D. Spivak". At the bottom of the letter, handwritten in pecil it reads "Died about a year ago". It is underlind and then there are three sets of numbers, one of the being Berman's Patient # 895.
Dates: 1910 February 24
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. H. Hurwitz in Sioux City, Iowa, stating that in reference to Mr. Morris Solomon, duly received. He wishes to tell him that they have collected $10.00 here for him and if he will send them the balance, it will be very satisfactory to them indeed. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 March 29
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. H. Hurwitz in Sioux City, Iowa, stating that they have a patient in the Sanantorium by the name of Morris Solomon, who was admitted on Aug. 12th, 1908. The poor fellow came to them without any letters of introduction. The President of the Charitable Society, Mr. Muschkin, furnished him with a railroad ticket, but never sent them a word that Mr. Solomon was coming. He arrived absolutely penniless and they had to admit him on account of...
Dates: 1910 March 21
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. M. Vickman [Vicksman] in Des Moines, Iowa, notifying him that his son, Mr. Abe Vickman (Abe Vicksman), was admitted to the Sanitorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society on the 3rd of July as an emergency case and that he left on the 6th. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 July 17
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. S. Friedman, president of the Ladies Hebrew Benevolent Society, in Iowa informs that Mrs. Bell Yudelson, on whose behalf Mrs. Friedman had written, has been invited to enter the JCRS Sanatorium to regain her health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 June 5
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. N. Friedman in Ottumwa, Iowa replies to Friedman's letter of the 11th in regards to Miss Fannie Greenberg. Spivak informs that the Admission and Dismission Committee thinks Fannie Greenberg well enough to leave as it is customary to discharge patients when they show decided improvement within six months. Informs that Greenberg has been at the Sanatorium for seventeenth months and is now well enough to do some light work and so it is...
Dates: 1910 August 23
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. N. Friedman in Ottumwa, Iowa informs that JCRS has finally been able to invite Fannie Greenberg to enter the Sanatorium. Spivak explains that it can be difficult for those who do not live near Denver to understand the difficulties that patients face before they enter the Sanatorium. Spivak informs that the institution is not large enough to accomodate all the patients who wish to be admitted and in fact those who work to deal with the...
Dates: 1909 May 6