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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 242 Collections and/or Records:

JCRS Patient #1001 Stella Greenberg, 1908-1910

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0140
Overview Patient number 1001. Patient application, correspondence, handwritten notes and letters, telegrams.
Dates: 1908-1910

JCRS Patient #1008 Nathan Blut, 1909

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0005
Overview Patient Number 1008. Patient application, handwritten notes, correspondence.
Dates: 1909

JCRS Patient #1009 Sam Ledgin, 1909

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0006
Overview Patient number 1009. Patient application, handwritten notes, correspondence.
Dates: 1909

JCRS Patient #1010 Abraham Fox, 1909

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0007
Overview Patient number 1010. Patient application, correspondence, handwritten notes.
Dates: 1909

JCRS Patient #1012 Chas Grossman, 1909

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0008
Overview Patient number 1012. Patient application, correspondence, envelope.
Dates: 1909

JCRS Patient #1013 Gus Roufa, 1909

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0009
Overview Patient number 1013. Patient application, correspondence, hadnwritten notes.
Dates: 1909

JCRS Patient #1015 Harry Goldenson, 1909 January 9-1909 April 26

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0011
Overview Patient number 1015. Patient application, handwritten notes, correspondence, telegrams.
Dates: 1909 January 9-1909 April 26

JCRS Patient #1016 Jennie Davis, 1909

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0012

JCRS Patient #1017 Morris Goldman, 1906-1909

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0013
Overview Patient number 1017. 3 patient applications, correspondence, handwritten notes.
Dates: 1906-1909

JCRS Patient #1023 Isidore Mendelsohn, 1909

Identifier: B002.01.0101.0014