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 190 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Typed copy of a letter from Boris D. Bogen from Cincinnati, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. It states that there was a check for $10.00 enclosed from the contribution of Henry Block of Louisville, KY to the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter was signed in ink but now typed "B.D. Bogen."
Dates: 1909 December 2
Overview Copy of a typed letter from C. D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Dr. Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio, stating that he has received the $10.00 check for Samuel Block and sent back a receipt. Also, the JCRS will advance Mr. Block for small expenses. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Overview Typed copy of a letter from D.J. Zinner in Cleveland, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that he has received a letter from Louis Twerski who is a member of the Philadelphia Lodge and that he will be discharged from the JCRS Sanatorium on January 1st. Zinner is requesting for Spivak to allow Twerski to extend his stay at the Sanatorium until arrangements are made for him after he leaves. Letter was signed by "D.J. Zinner."
Dates: 1909 December 3
Overview Copy of typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. A.S. Newman, Secretary of Hebrew Relief Society in Cleveland, Ohio. Letter states that in regards to Mr. Greenstein, who claims that he was recently discharged from the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society and applied for assistance, will say that they have had a great deal of trouble from this man. Spivak states that he considers him a schnorer from schnorerland. Letter states that they have received a similar...
Dates: 1909 October 18
Overview Copy of letter from H. Schwatt in Edgewater, Colorado to Sam Lockman in Cleveland, Ohio informs that Dr. Spivak requests Schwatt answer Lockman's inquiry about his wife Ethel Lockman. Informs that Ethel Lockman has not improved since she entered the Sanatorium even though the doctors have done everything possible to help her. Informs that perhaps Colorado climate is too high for her and perhaps she would feel better if she returns to Cleveland. Schwatt informs that the Sanatorium will continue...
Overview Envelope from Cincinnati, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak at the JCRS in Denver, Colorado.
Dates: 1909 December 2
Overview Application for admission to JCRS filled out by hand in ink for Ethel Lockman. Information on the form includes her age, birth place, occupation, residence, marital status, children's ages, nearest relatives, and signed in Yiddish [archivist infers the signature is of Ethel Lockman]. At the bottom of the page, the section "Recommendation," is left blank. The back of the form has section entitled "Report of Medical Examiner," which is left blank. The middle section of the back is a form filled...
Dates: 1910 July 15-1911 February 14
Overview Typed excerpt from letter of G. Laufman, Sept. 23/10 Cleveland, Ohio, in which he appeals and asks for Bessie Fechter to stay in the sanatorium for there is no one to help her out and she is penniless. He asks for her to stay there longer. Excerpt is unsigned.
Dates: 1910 September 23
Overview Typed letter from Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that there is a little misunderstanding with patient, Samuel Block. Block has had considerable trouble with staying in one place and wanting to move around. Spivak requested that they send the money as a donation to JCRS Sanatorium, and not directly to Block for he misuses the money. Letter is signe din ink Boris D Bogen.
Dates: 1909 October 28
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Rabbi Samuel Margolies in Cleveland, Ohio informs that Mr. David Gordon, in whose welfare Spivak knows Samuel Margolies is interested in, has been invited to enter the Sanatorium of JCRS to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 April 16