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 116 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to H. Ricklin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, stating that Mr. Krasanapolski [Kress] left the JCRS Sanatorium a fortnight ago. Kress believes that he can make a better living if he could buy a horse and wagon, and that his health is very fair. Spivak is asking Ricklin if he can help with anything. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1906 May 17
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. H. Ricklin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, stating that Mr. Rubin Krasonapolski [Ruben Kress] has been admitted into the JCRS Sanatorium. Spivak is hoping that Ricklin has recieved his invite to the "laying of the Cornerstone of the Administration Building at the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives Relief Society." Spivak is hoping that Ricklin can find someone from Philadelphia to be present at the ceremony and to send a telegram as...
Dates: 1905 September 5
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Harry Gaiger in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, stating that he has seen Mr. Krasnopolsky in the morning and that he is getting along very well. Krasnopolsky is requesting to discharge the Sanatorium, but the attending physician believes it is best for him to stay a little longer in the Institution. Spivak will make sure that he will be examined in a week or so, to know further what to do. Spivak is excited to learn that Gaiger is one of the...
Dates: 1905 November 4
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Dr. Henry Dintenfass in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania informs that Henry Dintenfass's former patient, Wolf Sifrim, has been invited to enter the JCRS Sanatorium to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 October 16
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Dr. Harry S. Snyderman, 1306 N Sixth Street, Philadelphia, Pa., in which he informs him they invited David Melnicoff, whom he recommended, to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 May 18
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Joseph Fink, informing his son, Max Fink, was invited to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1911 May 17
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Joseph Klein. Spivak informs Klein that his favor to take care of Mr. Schneiderman was handed to him by Schneiderman that day. He also tells Klein that Scheiderman filled out an application for admission, and as soon as there is vacancy he will be admitted. Spivak tells Klein that Schneiderman informed him that he has fifteen cents to his name. He explains to Klein that while the sanatorium has room for sixty patients, they are accommodating seventy-two. Spivak...
Dates: 1907 October 29
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Joseph Klein informing him that Frank Schneiderman was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Spivak reminds Klein that the sanatorium has a waiting list of seventy poor men and women wanting to be admitted, but the sanatorium "squeezed its concscience" and admitted Schneiderman because he is penniless. Spivak trusts that Schneiderman's stay at JCRS will be beneficial for his health. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1907 November 4
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to J.B. Fish in Edgewater, Colorado requests Fish obtain the address of JCRS patient Wolf Sifrim's wife in Philadelphia. Informs that Spivak has written a letter informing Nellie Sifrim of her husband's admittance to JCRS Sanatorium but the letter was returned to JCRS. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 December 1
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Becker, Secretary, Workmen's Circle Br #81, 503 Tanker Str., Philadelphia, Pa., in which he informs him they invited David Melnicoff, whose father is a member of his Ring, to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1910 May 18