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 Typed letter from J.J. Frankel to Dr. Spivak, thanking him for admitting Leo Frankel to the sanatorium on the 25. J.J. Frankel is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 December 07
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from L Oransky in Des Moines, Iowa, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, thanking him for admitting Adolph Berman. Oransky also discusses about Miss Anna Hillkowitz, and that her stay in Des Moines will be "pleasant and profitable". At the end he states that a Mr. Joe Washer has passed away. Letter is signed in ink "L. Oransky".
Dates: 1905 November 20
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from L. Oransky in Des Moines, Iowa to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that Adolph Berman is not a patient at the JCRS Sanatorium but is instead a patient in a Christian Institution. Oransky is wondering about Berman's case and that the Loans and Real Estate Company he works with will be sending over a check for $100.00 in the next week. Letter is signed in ink "L. Oransky".
Dates: 1905 December 18
Overview Handwritten two-page letter in ink on Isidore Hurwitz Library, Sanatorium J.C.R.S. letterhead from Morris Solomon in Edgewater, Colorado, to Dr. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. Solomon states that in reference to their conversation last Saturday, he takes the opportunity to give his Levein [Nathan P. Levin] all the facts concerning himself, which will be necessary to the letter to Mr. Hurwitz [w/Hurwitz] [Habzberg], 922-924, Fourth Street, Sioux City, Iowa, which Spivak was kind enough to promise...
Dates: 1910 March 17
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from M.L. Caplan in Denver, Colorado, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that he recieved a letter from Mr. Oransky in Des Moines, Iowa and that he is in contact with Miss Anna Hillkowitz from Denver, Colorado. Letter is signed in ink "Caplan". At the bottom of the page handwritten in a different ink is the address of Oransky.
Dates: 1905 November 22
Overview Handwritten letter in ink with Grinspan Frankel letterhead from Mrs. J.J. Frankel to Dr. Spivak, stating that her husband talked to Dr. Spivak about his brother-in-law, Leo Frankel, and Dr. Spivak said they would admit him in the sanatorium in no more than 3 weeks, and it didn't happen. She says she is a strong worker for the Home, being president and treasurer of the local auxiliary, and she believes she ought to have recognition in this case. Letter is signed by Mrs. J.J. Frankel. In pencil,...
Dates: 1908 August 13
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink from N. Friedman in Ottumwa, Iowa to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado requests Spivak write to N. Friedman regarding the reason for the discharge of Fannie Greenberg from the JCRS Sanatorium. Friedman also requests information regarding whether Fannie Greenberg is able to work or not. Letter is signed by N. Friedman.
Dates: 1910 August 11
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink from N. Friedman in Ottumwa, Iowa to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado thanks Spivak for taking an interest in Fannie Greenberg and her physician has advised all involved that Fannie Greenberg should move to Denver. Informs that they will send Mrs. Greenberg to Denver directly and she will have $15.00 for board and lodging. N. Friedman informs that he hopes that the institution will have room to admit Fannie Greenberg but if there is not space then Friedman will be...
Dates: 1909 March 19
Overview Handwritten letter in black in from N. Friedman in Ottumwa, Iowa to D.C. Spivack [C.D. Spivak] in Denver, Colorado informs that N. Friedman has received a letter from Miss Fannie Greenberg and informed that she has not been admitted into the Sanatorium. Friedman requests Spivak to reply with how soon Fannie Greenberg might be admitted, as Fannie Greenberg does not funds to stay in a boarding house. Informs that she has written letters to different folks in Iowa and they feel something is wrong...
Dates: 1909 April 23
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink from N. Friedman in Ottumwa, Iowa to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Friedman was not aware of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society until Mr. H. Hurwitz of Sioux City came and informed them of the institution. Friedman informs that he has now paid his subscription to the National Hospital and all contributions of the subscription will be given to JCRS. Informs that there is a sick girl and Friedman would like to send her to Denver. Letter is...
Dates: 1909 March 10