Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search results

Spivak, C. D. (Charles D.), 1861-1927

 Person

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.

Citation

Leḳsiḳon 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 35 Collections and/or Records:

Isaac Sadovnick's Application for Admittance to JCRS, 1910 July 5-1911 October 11

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0103.0004.00001
Overview JCRS Application filled out by hand in ink for Isaac Sadovnick. Information on the form includes his age, birth place, occupation, residence, marital status, nearest relatives, previous hospital stays and signed by Isaac Sadovnick. At the bottom of the page is a section entitled "Recommendation," which is left blank. The back of the form has a section called "Report of Medical Examiner" which states that the examination took place on July 5th, 1910 and found Sadovnick to suffer from advanced...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Markowitz, 1910 October 10

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0103.0080.00008
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Abraham Markowitz, to inform his daughter, Ida Alexander, was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Auerbach, 1911 May 24

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0104.0020.00029
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Herman Auerbach, informing him Louis Rimsky was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Friedman, 1910 October 10

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0103.0080.00010
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to H. Friedman, informing him Ida Alexander was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Grodzinsky, 1910 July 21

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0103.0004.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Rabbi H. Grodzinsky in Omaha, Nebraska informs that JCRS has invited Mr. I. Sadovnick, about whom Grodzinsky had written about previously, to enter the Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Grodzinsky, 1910 July 6

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0103.0004.00012
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Rabbi H. Grodzinsky in Omaha, Nebraska informs that Spivak has received Grodzinsky's letter of recommendation of Isaac Sadovnick and replies that at the present JCRS cannot do anything for Sadovnick. Informs that demand for JCRS services are so great that they cannot take care of anyone without at least a five or six week notice. Spivak informs that he has seen Sadovnick and knows that the man has no means to support himself until he can be...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Harris, 1910 October 01

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0103.0080.00003
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Mrs. L. Harris, stating they will admit Ida Alexander as soon as there's a vacancy in the sanatorium. He also says they only consider applicants in Denver, and tells her to send Ida Alexander as soon as possible so she can be admitted, and the room and board is $6 to $8 a week. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Harris, 1910 October 10

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0103.0080.00011
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to L. Harris, to inform Ida Alexander was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Harris, 1911 March 16

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0104.0020.00007
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to L. Harris, stating they will admit Louis Rimsky as soon as possible. The sanatorium is crowded and he might have to wait 10 to 12 weeks to be admitted. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Harris, 1911 April 25

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0104.0020.00020
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to L. Harris, informing him Louis Rimsky was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.