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 letter from C.D. Spivak to Dr. S. Wolfenstein regarding the acceptance of Ben Lorenz into the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak states that there are over one hundred patient applications on file for JCRS and it seems that Lorenz will be staying at the Modern Woodmen of America Sanatorium indefinitely, therefore, Lorenz will not be considered for a spot at the JCRS. Spivak also acknowledges that a receipt paid from Wolfenstein with the date 1908 was a mistake from his office and...
Dates: 1910 February 26
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to "Mr. Sam Lochman" [Sam Lockman] in Cleveland, Ohio informs that the JCRS Sanatorium has invited Sam Lockman's wife, Ethel Lockman, to enter the Sanatorium to regain her health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 July 22
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Samuel R. Zwetow, chairman of the Admission and Dismission Committee in Denver, Colorado informs that there is a patient in the Sanatorium by the name of Mr. Abe Gutnick and that he is not doing well. Spivak informs that Abe Gutnick has expressed his wish to return to his parents in Cleveland, Ohio. Spivak requests Zwetow look up Gutnick's case and asks if Zwetow can cooperate in complying with Gutnick's wishes. Spivak informs that he...
Dates: 1910 February 10
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mr. Sam Lynchiz informing him that Louis Bernstein has been invited to the Sanatorium of the JCRS. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 October 03
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mr. S.B. Lynchiz replying to his earlier letter and informing him that Louis Bernstein's condition has not improved much, despite the care and good treatment he has received at the Sanatorium. Bernstein has been given a dismissal effective the last of May, but his stay will be extended accordingly if necessary. As for material help, Bernstein has been receiving money from a fund sent by Cincinnati. JCRS has left a certain amount for the time he is...
Dates: 1911 April 28
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Sol Frank in Cincinatti, Ohio, stating that their president, Dr. Hillkowitz referred her to Spivak. Frank spoke of a man named Sam Blumberg, wondering if he should be sent to Denver to admit into the Sanatorium. Right now there are no current vacancies in the hospital and that Blumberg must move to Colorado, to even be on the waiting list. Also to make sure that he has sufficient means for paying for room and board until he is admitted....
Dates: 1909 July 2
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Dr. S.P. Brustein in Cleveland, Ohio informs that Mr. David Gordon, in whose welfare Spivak knows S.P. Brustein is interested in, has been invited to enter the JCRS Sanatorium to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 April 16
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to S. P. Burstein, informing him Nettie Kahn was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 November 09
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to the Blum Brothers regarding the status of Jacob Phillips’ admission to JCRS. Spivak informs them that although it was difficult to admit Phillips, Spivak was able to admit him as an emergency patient. Spivak also tells them that it is embarrassing for the patient to arrive at the sanatorium if he was sent there before JCRS was notified about his arrival. Spivak says that the brothers mentioned a letter that was sent from JCRS before Phillips arrived, but he...
Dates: 1910 June 15
Overview Typed letter with JCRS letterhead from Dr. Spivak to the national directors of Cleveland, informing them Nettie Kahn was invited to the sanatorium. There is a stamp that reads "Moved to 337-338 Jackson Bldg." Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 November 09