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 129 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Excerpt of H. Schwatt’s letter written to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt tells Spivak that he wrote to him about a number of patients who are regarded as old-timers and repeaters at the sanatorium. Schwatt told Spivak that Rosche Schwartz was one of the names, but Spivak has not yet set a definite time to discharge her; therefore, Schwatt is asking Spivak to make arrangements to do so. Schwatt tells Spivak that the only patient who does not need arrangements is Samuel Morris because he passed away.
Dates: 1914 July 7
Overview Excerpt of a letter from Dr. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. The excerpt states, “Rose Schwartz: Have taken this case up with you a number of times.”
Dates: 1915 February 16
Overview Handwritten letter from J.B. Fish to C.D. Spivak. Fish informs Spivak that he discharged Nagler because of a fight that broke out between them at the breakfast table. Fish talked about the amount of times Nagler’s stay at the sanatorium had been extended, but he keeps arguing with people at the sanatorium.
Dates: 1909 March 25
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to Herman Nagler. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismission Committee to inform Nagler that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate four months after his admission date. He will need to leave by February 15, 1909.
Dates: 1908 October 26
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Kopelowitz. Spivak wrote to remind Kopelowitz that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate on March 13th, 1909. Spivak also stated that he would like Kopelowitz to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. He hopes that Kopelowitz is able to obtain light, outdoor employment and that his health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 March 4
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Kaplan. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Kaplan that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate on October 15th, 1911. He asked Kaplan to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. He also stated that he would like Kaplan to keep JCRS up to date regarding his health. He hopes that Kaplan's health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 September 21
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Kaplan. Spivak tells Kaplan that his stay at the sanatorium has been well over one year, therefore, he needs to leave by May 15th, 1911. Spivak says that the sanatorium has done all that it can to improve his health.
Dates: 1912 April 12
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to A.B. Lewin informing him that the Admission and Dismission Committee extended Max Perlman's stay at the sanatorium until August 1st, 1909.
Dates: 1909 July 13
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Wigatow. Spivak tells Wigatow that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate on Friday, March 29th. Spivak also explains that Wigatow entered the sanatorium to repair his shattered health which JCRS has given him the necessary means to fight off his tuberculosis. Spivak also tells Wigatow that JCRS considers graded work one of the remedial measures and Wigatow refused to perform the work assigned to him by his physician. Spivak tells Wigatow that because of...
Dates: 1912 March 27
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to C. Queen. Spivak wrote on behalf of the Admission and Dismisson Committee to remind Queen that her stay at the sanatorium will terminate on December 1st 1910. He asked Queen to make all preparations needed to leave by that date. Spivak also stated that he would like Queen to keep JCRS up to date regarding her health. He hopes that Queen's health continues to improve outside of the sanatorium. The letter is signed "C.D. Spivak, Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 November 9