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 Typed letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky introduces Elias Ring as a good case for the sanatorium. He also recommends David Gordon and Jacob Glazer. All three men have already left for Denver. Masliansky thanks Spivak in advance.
Dates: 1910 November 11
Overview Typed letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky tells Spivak that Philip Hersh and Morris Hoffman called his office on behalf of George Hoffman. Masliansky says that George left for Denver two months ago and has appealed to him to make sure George is admitted as soon as possible. Masliansky also tells Spivak that George is a student in New York and a noble young man. Masliansky trusts Spivak will admit him soon.
Dates: 1910 November 10
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 Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky tells Spivak that he is going to write to him about Mr. Asher Cooper's case under a separate letter.
Dates: 1910 October 17
Overview Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky tells Spivak that Max Rayfield and Asher Cooper have left for Denver with letters of introduction. Masliansky says that Rayfield is prepared to stay in Denver for six weeks, but Cooper has little money and intends to work his way. Masliansky also says that Mr. Sher Bethlehem called his office several times, but after being informed he would need about $100.00 for the Denver he trip he stopped calling. Masliansky tells Spivak that Bethlehem...
Dates: 1910 October 21
Overview Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky tells Spivak that Mrs. Greenberg was found to be a good case for JCRS. Masliansky tells Spivak that Greenberg will have forty dollars when she arrives in Denver for boarding. Masliansky hopes Greenberg will be admitted to JCRS as soon as possible because Greenberg’s husband has to take care of their five children and they need support. Masliansky thanks Spivak in advance.
Dates: 1910 November 17
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 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 Letter from H. Masliansky to C.D. Spivak. Masliansky tells Spivak that Mr. Henry Schnoor is the next applicant for admission to JCRS. Masliansky also tells Spivak that Schnoor was recommended to him by Mr. D. Robinsohn. He hopes he will be admitted at once.
Dates: 1911 August 28