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 132 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Letter from members of the United Hebrew Charities in Washington D.C. to C.D. Spivak. The charity organization enclosed a letter that came from Denver. They ask Spivak to at least temporarily assist Mr. Quint until he is admitted. They thanked Spivak in advance.
Dates: 1910 November 25
Overview Handwritten letter from Rev. W. Willner to C.D. Spivak. Willner informs Spivak that Mr. Hyman Daily will, or already has called Spivak because Daily is applying to be admitted to JCRS. Willner tells Spivak he needs hospital care immediately and whatever Spivak can do for Daily will be much appreciated. Willner tells Spivak he would have written sooner from home, but had to leave quickly for a reunion.
Dates: 1910 June 3
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to J.H. Werbelovsky. Spivak tells Werbelovsky that he received his letter introducing Mrs. Jennie Batchofsky. Spivak regrets to says that Werbelovsky sent Jennie to Denver without any money and she was not aware that she would have to wait a few weeks before being admitted to the sanatorium. Spivak explains to Werbelovsky that many people are waiting to be admitted in Denver and usually have to wait a considerable length of time. Spivak also tells Werbelovsky to...
Dates: 1911 September 7
Overview Night lettergram from C.D. Spivak to J. Block. Spivak informs Block that JCRS will admit Marcou within four weeks and after his arrival to Denver. Spivak asks Block to send the patient immediately so that he can fill out an application. He also advises Block to send the man with means to stay in Denver before he is admitted.
Dates: 1911 February 16
Overview Handwritten note from C.D. Spivak to the Daily Jewish Courier. Spivak informs them that JCRS will be pleased to take care of the young man they referenced in their previous telegraph once the sanatorium has vacancy. Spivak tells the courier that the sanatorium is very crowded at the present time so be sure to send the man with money to cover his room and lodging at a rate of $5.50 per week. Spivak also advises that before the man comes to Denver he must obtain advice from an expert physician....
Dates: 1910 May 30
Overview Prescription note from Dr. Emanuel Friedman to C.D. Spivak. Friedman informs Spivak that Nathan Cohen is suffering from tuberculosis and advises Spivak that Cohen should be admitted to the sanatorium as an emergency case.
Dates: 1911 February 9
Overview Prescription note from Dr. Emanuel Friedman to C.D. Spivak. Friedman informs Spivak that Annie Cray is suffering from a hemorrhage and asks him if she can be admitted to the sanatorium as an emergency case.
Dates: 1910 June 20
Overview Telegram from Anna Myers to C.D. Spivak. Myers informs Spivak that doctors strongly recommend a poor woman with consumption should leave for Denver to get treatment and asks if Spivak can admit her. Myers tells Spivak that the woman’s husband will be leaving with her. Myers also states that her husband is raising money for the fares.
Dates: 1911 January 9
Overview Postal Telegraph-Cable Company night telegram from C.D. Spivak to the Daily Jewish Courier. Spivak informs them that JCRS will be pleased to take care of the young man they referenced in their previous telegraph once the sanatorium has vacancy. Spivak tells the courier that the sanatorium is very crowded at the present time so be sure to send the man with money to cover his room and lodging at a rate of $5.50 per week. Spivak also advises that before the man comes to Denver he must obtain...
Dates: 1910 May 30
Overview Telegram from Lee Baumgarten to C.D. Spivak. Baumgarten asks Spivak to immediately admit a twenty year old boy who is a deserving case.
Dates: 1911 April 12