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).
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Overview Application for admittance to JCRS filled out by hand in ink for Adolph Fiertag. Information on the form includes his age, birth place, occupation, residence, marital status, previous hospital stays, membership to beneficial societies and lodges, nearest relatives, and signed by Adolph Fiertag. At the bottom of the page is a section named "Recommendation," which is left blank. The back of the form has section entitled "Report of Medical Examiner," which is left blank. The middle section of the...
Dates: 1910 May 10-1910 July 4
Overview JCRS Application filled out by hand in ink for Benj. Saritsky. Information on the form includes his age, birth place, occupation, residence, marital status, children's ages, nearest relatives, and includes a signature in Yiddish. At the bottom of the page is a section entitled "Recommendation," which is left blank except for a note that reads "Letter from H. Masliansky." The back of the form has a section called "Report of Medical Examiner" which states that the examination took place on August...
Dates: 1910 August 10-1911 May 8
Overview Bill from the Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado stating that the tolls on the telegraph sent to Eisenberg and Mendel were not paid because they said the message is not for them. Bill asks that $80 be paid to the bearer. Letter is signed "[illegible]".
Dates: 1910 June 8
Overview Bill from Postal Telegraph Cable Co. addressed to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado dated to February 6 1910. The bill is for a telegram from February 5th 1910 to Annie Nissman in Brooklyn, New York that was not paid at destination. The bill gives the reason that "party unknown at [illegible] address. Bill requests that Spivak "please pay the amount, $90.00 to the bearer and oblige." It is signed but the signature is illegible.
Dates: 1910 February 6
Overview Copy of a typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to B. Shiffman in New York, New York, stating that after discussing with S.L. Bresler, the money from the late Charles Sodefsky should be deposited and given to Shiffman. Spivak has written out 4 questions for Shiffman to answer to make sure that he knew Sodefsky and that the money is going to the correct and responsible friend/family. After Shiffman answers, Spivak will consult with an attorney to make sure they act accordingly....
Dates: 1910 July 29
Overview Typed copy of letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. H. Masliansky in New York City, New York informs that the JCRS Sanatorium has invited Louis Levitt, whom Masliansky recommended to JCRS has been invited to enter the Sanatorium. Informs that Herman Rosnick, whom Masliansky also recommended, has been invited to enter the Sanatorium.
Dates: 1910 September 6
Overview Copy of typed letter on The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society letterhead from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. Fanny Wernyck in Brooklyn, New York, informing her that they have this day written a letter to her husband, Mr. Hyman Wernyck, inviting him to come to the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society, where everything will be done to make him as comfortable as possible. Letter states hope that his stay will be beneficial to his health and is unsigned but "Secretary"...
Dates: 1908 August 17
Overview Copy of a letter is an excerpt from Mr. H. Masliansky in New York, New York to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado and informs that Jacob Silverstein and "Louis Levett" [Louis Levitt] have left for Denver, Colorado and will file applications for admission to the Sanatorium once they arrive. Masliansky writes that the men are prepared for a six week stay in Denver and that he trusts Spivak will do all he can to have them admitted before that time is up. Letter is unsigned.
Dates: 1910 August 1
Overview Typed letter to the Denver JCRS from Lena Gottlieb in New York, NY [with "COPY." typed at the top] dated November 25th, 1908. The letter asks JCRS to send another Death Certificate and "undertakers affidavit" for M. Gottlieb's death. Lena explains that the first copy was not completely correct, noting the changes in M. Gottlieb's age, occupation, and medical record for the second copy. Lena also requests that JCRS hold onto M. Gottlieb's watch because she will "send [the] balance due for...
Dates: 1908 November 25
Overview Typed note that contains a copy of a telegram from H. Masliansky to Dr. C.D. Spivak and the response letter included at the bottom. Telegram is from H. Masliansky and is an appeal to Dr. Spivak on behalf of applicants to JCRS from New York who "wander about the streets homeless and starving." Names mentioned in the telegram are: Cinnamon, Pevareff, Pfeffer, Rosenthal, Kupiter, Kartin, and (Simon) Goldstein. The letter response from Spivak to Masliansky states that the Board of Trustees...
Dates: 1911 May 10