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 to "Mr. Chas. Lipshutz, Pres., Denver Consumptives Aid Assn. of Phila., 614-616 Poplar St., Philadelphia, Pa" from Dr. Spivak dated "Dec. 9, 1908" [sic]. The letter is Spivak's response to Lipshutz's letter, notifying the recipient that A. Nasborg was accepted to enter the JCRS Sanatorium for his health and well-being. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 December 09
Overview Typed letter to C. Lipshutz of the "Denver Consumptive Aid Assn. of Philadelphia...Philadelphia, Pa" from Dr. Spivak dated "Nov. 20. 1908" [sic]. The letter considers the case of A. Nasborg. Spivak is angry because Lipshutz sent Nasborg to Spivak in Denver with no means of support and no money; and, Lipshutz told A. Nasborg that he would be accepted into JCRS on his day of arrival. Spivak explains to Lipshutz that the JCRS is a charitable institution with very high demand; and therefore,...
Dates: 1908 November 20
Overview Typed letter to Mr. Chas. Lipshutz of the Denver Consumptive Aid Ass'n. in Philadelphia, PA from Dr. Spivak dated August 23rd, 1907. In the letter Spivak tells Lipshutz that he will do his best to admit Sam Millman into the JCRS Sanatorium, but that there is are 50 other applicants waiting for vacant Sanatorium space. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1907 August 23
Overview Typed letter to Dr. Spivak in Denver, CO from C. Lipshutz on templated letterhead that reads, "Denver Consumptive Aid Ass'n OF PHILADELPHIA Organized May 26th, 1904" dated August 17, 1907. The letter serves to introduce Sam Millman to Dr. Spivak, asking that Millman be placed in the Sanatorium for his health and well-being. The letter is signed Chas Lipshutz.
Dates: 1907 August 17
Overview Handwritten letter to Dr. Spivak from Morris Millman in Philadelphia, PA dated June 16th, 1908. The letter thanks Spivak for admitting Sam Millman, Morris's son, into the JCRS Sanatorium for a second time. Morris explains that work is scarce in Philadelphia so he will not be able to send Sam any aid unfortunately. The letter is signed Morris Millman.
Dates: 1908 June 16
Overview Handwritten letter to Dr. Spivak from Nathan Lehrman from the Philadelphia Romanian American Lodge No. 249 I.O.B.A. dated August 16th, 1907. The letter asks Dr. Spivak to please admit Sam Millman into the JCRS Sanatorium at earliest convenience. The letter is signed Nathan Lehrman.
Dates: 1907 August 16
Overview Typed letter to "Dr. C. D. Spiwak [Spivak]...Denver, Col" from C. Lipshutz of the Denver Consumptive Aid Association of Philadelphia on letterhead that states, "MAURICE L. WURZEL Notary Public LIPSHUTZ & WURZEL Railroad and Steamship Ticket Agents MONEY AND DRAFTS SENT ALL OVER THE WORLD 614-616 Poplar Street" dated "November 12, 1908" [sic]. The letter introduces A. Nasberg [Nasborg] to Dr. Spivak. C. Lipshutz asks if Spivak would quickly admit Nasborg to the JCRS, as he has been...
Dates: 1908 November 12
Overview Typed letter to Jacob Schoen of the New York City I.O.B.A. from Dr. Spivak dated October 24th, 1908. The letter informs Jacob that Sam Millman, a member of the Philadelphia Roumanian American Lodge #49 I.O.B.A., has been admitted into the JCRS Sanatorium for the third time. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 October 24
Overview Typed letter to L. Gottlieb in Philadelphia, PA from Dr. Spivak dated September 16th, 1910. The letter informs L. Gottlieb that her $50.00 sent to JCRS has gone to provide a tombstone for her late husband Morris Gottlieb's grave. A picture and receipt also accompanied the letter. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 September 16
Overview Typed letter to L. Gottlieb from Dr. Spivak dated June 23, 1910. In the letter Spivak informs Gottlieb that her check for fifty dollars to the JCRS was received and was applied to the purchase of a tomb stone.
Dates: 1910 June 23