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 Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak tells Schwatt that he has written to H. Aaronson, J. Meyerowitz, and I. Schwartz about the fact that they were recommended for discharge from the sanatorium on November 24, 1911. Their discharge date is December 25, 1911.
Dates: 1911 December 1
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak tells Schwatt that he wrote to H. Aaronson regarding his discharge from the sanatorium. Aaronson’s stay will terminate on March 1, 1912.
Dates: 1912 January 30
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak tells Schwatt to refer back to a letter Schwatt sent him on April 1st and note that Aaronson is not listed on the letter as patient recommended for discharge. Spivak tells Schwatt that he is sending Aaronson a letter of discharge for May 31st, 1912.
Dates: 1912 April 24
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak tells Schwatt that since JCRS has not discharged Isaac Pfeffer he cannot give Pfeffer a letter of discharge "simply to please him."
Dates: 1911 September 8
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak informs Schwatt that the Admission and Dismission Committee has decided to discharge Isidor Epstein because he shows no signs of being infected with tuberculosis. Spivak tells Schwatt that Epstein’s stay will terminate on December 1st, 1910.
Dates: 1910 November 15
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Weiner. Spivak tells Weiner that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate three months after his date of admission, which was June 12th, 1909. Spivak asks Weiner to keep JCRS up to date about his health outside of the sanatorium.
Dates: 1909 June 4
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Alpert. Spivak informs Alpert that the Admission and Dismission Committee complied with Alpert’s request to have Kopelowitz’s stay extended at the sanatorium. Spivak also addresses a matter with bills from New Haven and advised Alpert that the national directors and donors in New Haven should do something with the bills.
Dates: 1909 March 17
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Epstein. Spivak informs Epstein that the Admission and Dismission Committee has decided to discharge him because he shows no signs of being infected with tuberculosis. Spivak asks Epstein to make all necessary preparations to leave by December 1st, 1910.
Dates: 1910 November 15
Overview Spivak tells Ignatz Greenberg that his stay at the sanatorium will terminate on April 1, 1908. Spivak asks Greenberg to make all preparations to leave the sanatorium by that date.
Dates: 1908 March 16
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Greenberg. Spivak informs Greenberg that his stay at the sanatorium has been extended until May 1, 1908.
Dates: 1908 March 30