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 H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky tells Spivak that Mrs. Greenberg was instructed to leave the sanatorium, but Greenberg’s husband called Masliansky’s office to tell him that he does not have the means to send for his wife. Masliansky continues to say that Mr. Greenberg asked if JCRS could extend Mrs. Greenberg’s stay for another two months until he can find support for her. Also, Mrs. Greenberg reported that she felt she still needed medical treatment. Masliansky asks Spivak...
Dates: 1911 May 9
Overview Typed letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky introduces David Smarodin to C.D. Spivak and explains that Smarodin was examined by one of JCRS’ physicians. Masliansky tells Spivak that Smarodin was advised to go to Denver and he has enough money to last for four weeks in Denver. Masliansky trusts that Smarodin will be admitted soon because of his health condition.
Dates: 1910 December 1
Overview Typed letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky tells Spivak that Mr. Rabinowitz is suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis in the first stage and is recommended for admission. Masliansky tells Spivak that Rabinowitz has money to stay in Denver and trusts that he will be admitted soon. Masliansky includes a post script that states several members of the Rabinowitz family are JCRS members.
Dates: 1911 January 6
Overview Typed letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky tells Spivak that Mrs. Zaritzky was examined by a physician and found that treatment at JCRS would be beneficial to her. Masliansky states that Zaritzky is prepared to stay in Denver for six months and he trusts she will be admitted soon. Masliansky also informs Spivak that Ben Zaritzky is Mrs. Zaritzky’s brother-in-law and he is currently an inmate of JCRS.
Dates: 1911 January 30
Overview Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak telling him that he will write a separate letter about Jacob Glazer's case.
Dates: 1910 November 7
Overview Typed letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky tells Spivak that David Gordon, Jacob Glazer, and Elias Ring each left for Denver because they are good cases for the sanatorium. Masliansky introduces Gordon first. He says that Gordon is from Portchester, N.Y. and was recommended to him from Gordon’s community. Masliansky introduces Glazer next and says that Glazer is prepared to stay in Denver for five weeks because a number of friends donated him money. The third case Masliansky...
Dates: 1910 November 11
Overview Typed letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky tells Spivak that he will write to him about Mr. Sam Schmittmeyer under separate cover. There is a handwritten note in the corner that states that Schmittmeyer filed an application on December 29, 1909.
Dates: 1909 December 15
Overview Typed letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky informs Spivak that Sam Schmittmeyer was recommended to him from the Independent Order Brith Abraham. Masliansky also states that the lodge provided Schmittmeyer with money to pay for about two months of expenses in Denver while he waits for admission to JCRS. Masliansky tells Spivak that Mr. Lieb Donner from the I.O.B.A. will call his office within a few days to appeal for Schmittmeyer’s case. Masliansky trusts that Spivak will give...
Dates: 1909 December 20
Overview Typed letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky informs Spivak that Mrs. Fannie Kroll was examined by one of JCRS’ physicians and found her case to be a suitable fit for JCRS. Masliansky also states that Kroll is an ex-patient of Bedford Station Hospital. He says that Kroll is prepared to stay in Denver for four weeks until she is admitted.
Dates: 1911 February 8
Overview Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky tells Spivak that Abe Billen will call his office in a few days with a letter of recommendation from Masliansky. Masliansky tells Spivak that Abe was examined by a physician from JCRS and found that Abe’s case is a good case for the sanatorium. Masliansky also tells Spivak that Billen is prepared to live in Denver for six months while waiting for admission.
Dates: 1909 December 1