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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 132 Collections and/or Records:

Telegraph from C.D. Spivak to the Daily Jewish Courier, 1910 May 30

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0156.00004
Overview The Western Union Telegraph Company night letter 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

Telegraph from J. Block to C.D. Spivak, 1911 February 15

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0159.00003
Overview Night telegraph from Jules Block to C.D. Spivak informing him that a man was sent from Keywest by Louis Fine. Block tells Spivak that the man is without funds and they rely on Spivak to admit him as soon as possible.
Dates: 1911 February 15