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 A.S. Newman in Cleveland, Ohio to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Newman has received Spivak's previous letter advising Newman of Mrs. Sam Lockman's [Ethel Lockman] transportation charges, which totaled $42.35 for travel from Denver to Cleveland. Newman informs that he intended to send Spivak a check but hadn't because he was under the impression that there was an error in the amount. Newman informs that he had not expected that the transportation would cost as...
Dates: 1911 March 2
Overview Typed letter from A.S. Newman in Cleveland, Ohio to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Newman writes in reply to Spivak's letter to Mr. I. Laufman regarding Ethel Lockman. Informs that Newman gathers from Spivak's letter that Ethel Lockman is in danger of dying very soon and the Hebrew Relief Association will pay for her transportation from Denver to Cleveland to see her family before she passes away. Requests that Spivak make any outlay necessary for the transportation and Spivak...
Dates: 1911 February 3
Overview Typed letter from A.S. Newman in Cleveland, Ohio to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that he wishes to inquire of the condition of Mrs. Sam Lockman [Ethel Lockman], a patient at the JCRS sanatorium. Informs that Ethel Lockman's husband requests the Hebrew Relief Association help him bring Mrs. Lockman back to Cleveland because she is dying and that they wish for her to see her family. A.S. Newman informs that he does not look favorably on the request because he is worried that a long...
Dates: 1911 January 18
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink from Bela Gutnick in Cleveland, Ohio to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado expresses her great gratitude for JCRS taking her son into the Sanatorium. Gutnick informs that she will keep the organization and Spivak in her prayers and requests that Spivak ask Abe Gutnick write her. Letter is signed by Bela Gutnick.
Dates: 1909 April 29
Overview Typed letter from Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that Bogen has received previous correspondence and informs that he has presented Spivak's letter to the board of the United Jewish Charities of Cincinnati. Informs that the board has decided to assume the responsibility by placing Minnie Kondritzer in a sanatorium and eventually to send her to a warmer climate. Bogen informs that in another letter he has sent a "copy of the Israelite containing my...
Dates: 1909 November 30
Overview Typed letter from Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio to Dr. Philip Hillkowitz in Denver, Colorado informs that Bogen is writing regarding a friend, Mrs. Minnie Kondritzer. Informs that Bogen is anxious to give Kondritzer a change of climate and after discussion Bogen assures that the board of United Jewish Charities will place Mrs. Kondritzer in a pay Sanatorium in Denver for four weeks. Bogen informs that if the physicians at the Sanatorium advise her to move to a lower altitude they will do...
Dates: 1909 November 4
Overview Typed letter from Boris D. Bogen in Cinciannati, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, requesting to learn some information about an old patient, Sam Blumberg. Bogen believes that Spivak is keeping a "Skaska" and that it would be greatly appreciated to know about Blumberg's particular tuberculosis case. Bogen is planning on sending an article about the Cincinnati consumptives and to make sure that someone from the JCRS institution to attend the conference. Letter is signe din ink "Boris D...
Dates: 1912 May 7
Overview Typed letter from Boris D. Bogen in Cincinnati, Ohio, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that there was a $10.00 check from Henry Block, Samuel Block's brother from Louisville, Kentucky, for a donation to the Sanatorium. Letter is signed in ink "Boris D Bogen."
Dates: 1909 December 2
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Abe Danchak, stating they are doing the best they can for his siter, Nettie Kahn, but she is not doing well. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1912 May 21
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to A.S. Newman, stating that Nettie Kahn says the coat is too large on her, but she is very thankful for what they ahve done to her. He also says she is a great sufferer and yet the superintendent and the attendants never complain against her. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1912 January 31