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 Dr. Charles Spivak to Dr. William Hillkowitz informing him that Mr. 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 C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Dr. William Hillkowitz in Cincinnati, Ohio informs that Dr. Philip Hillkowitz has referred William Hillkowitz's previous letter to him in regards to Mrs. Katie Rainsberg. Spivak informs that once Rainsberg files an application for admission JCRS will try to admit her as soon as possible but the Sanatorium is full at the moment with 50 applications on file. Spivak informs that if Rainsberg comes to Denver, she should be sent with money for...
Dates: 1909 April 23
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Dr. H. Schwatt in Edgewater, Colorado informs that the bearer of this letter is a Mrs. Ethel Lockman and comes from Cleveland, Ohio. Spivack informs that he believes he had spoken to Schwatt about her case and that Mrs. Lockman was recommended by a number of people from Cleveland who have urgently asked for Ethel Lockman's admission to the Sanatorium. Spivak informs that Ethel Lockman's place has been kept for her for a few days and that she...
Dates: 1910 July 15
Overview Typed letter with Cleveland State Hospital letterhead from Dr. Charles H. Clark to Dr. Charles Spivak, in which he states there is little change on Max Fechter's mental condition during the past months, and a letter he wrote to his wife on March 31st was returned. Letter is signed by C.H. Clark.
Dates: 1910 May 09
Overview Typed letter from D.J. Zinner, Supreme Secretary of the Order Knights of Joseph, in Cleveland, Ohio to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Zinner has received Spivak's letter and thanks him for the attention given to Marcus Weingarten. Letter is not signed, but "D.J. Zinner" is stamped in blue ink at the bottom of the letter.
Dates: 1909 May 24
Overview Typed letter from D.J. Zinner in Cleveland, Ohio to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that the letter should serve as an introduction to Marcus Weingarten who belongs to the Order Knights of Joseph. Letter is signed in blue ink by D.J. Zinner.
Dates: 1909 May 5
Overview Typed letter from D.J. Zinner in Cleveland, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating he has received a letter from the Bronenberg Lodge No. 40 in Philadelphia about one of the members, Louis, Twerski, has applied for admission into the JCRS Sanatorium and was refused. Mr. Twerski is also a member of Zinner's Institution the Order Knights of Joseph. Zinner would be very thankful if Spivak could admit Twerski into the Sanatorium. Letter is signed with a stamp "D.J. Zinner."
Dates: 1909 July 12
Overview Typed letter from D.J. Zinner, supreme secretary of the Order Knights of Joseph, to Dr. Charles Spivak introducing Joseph Winkler, whos is a member of the order and is in need of assistance. Letter is signed and dated.
Dates: 1911 March 27
Overview Handwritten letter from Miss Fannie Horney in Cleveland, Ohio to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Miss Horney had visited a society that is a new subscriber for $25 a year. Informs that that society has a consumptive woman about whom someone from the society will write to Spivak. Requests that Spivak reply to that letter as soon as possible because the woman is very young and very sick but is a case that might improve if she is sent in good time. Horney informs that the woman is a...
Dates: 1910 June 30
Overview Handwritten letter from G. Laufman in Cleveland, Ohio to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Laufman has received Spivak's letter and on behalf of all the Cleveland subscribers extends the heartiest thanks. Assures that in the very near future they will do everything they can for the Sanatorium. Informs that Mrs. Ethel Lockman will be sent to the Sanatorium in the early part of the next week and her doctor will send a certificate about Lockman's condition. Letter is signed by G....
Dates: 1910 July 8