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 130 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Esther Sher informing her that he has received her letter, will attend to it, and will write as soon as he is able. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 May 02
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Esther Sher informing her that he has spoken to Joseph Winkler, with no luck. Joseph Winkler does not want his son to leave his mother for treatment and sees no reason for it. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 May 12
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Fannie Winkler, enclosing a certified copy of the death certificate of her husband, Joseph Winkler. The letter also includes the location of her husband's grave at Golden Hill Cemetary in Block #4 Lot 186. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 July 07
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Fannie Winkler, informing her on the condition of her husband, Joseph Winkler. He is not doing well and is not improving, despite the good care he is receiving. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 June 06
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mrs. Fannie Winkler, informing her that her husband, Joseph Winkler has been admitted to the Sanatorium of the JCRS. Letter is dated but unsigned; "Secretary" is printed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 April 06
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak addressed to Mrs. H.B. ferguson, Sec't., Pittsburg House of Shelter, 1115 Bluff Str., Pittsburg, Pa. stating that "it will be impossible for us to employ Mr. Bernstein in our office." Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed on the bottom edge.
Dates: 1909 May 29
Overview Typed letter from Dr. Spivak to Herman Fainberg, to inform his son, David Fainberg, was admitted to the sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at bottom.
Dates: 1911 January 25
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H.B. Ferguson. Spivak admits that he should have replied to her letter with more detail about the dark and bright sides of work that JCRS performs, but he has had a lot of pressure from business matters lately. Spivak then transitions the letter to state that Mr. Blauweis’ application was received and that he will be admitted to the sanatorium within a few days. Although the sanatorium has increased their capacity from 90 to 110 patients, Spivak tells Ferguson...
Dates: 1910 June 8
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. H.B. Ferguson informing her that Sam Blauweis was invited for admission to the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. He signs the letter "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 June 8
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H.B. Ferguson. Spivak tells Ferguson that he found the enclosed letters that Ferguson sent regarding Sam Blauweis very interesting. Spivak then informs Ferguson that Blauweis was invited to the sanatorium yesterday and he hopes that his stay will be profitable to his health. Spivak transitions the letter to state that he does not know when the field secretary will be in Pittsburg because JCRS plans to make some changes in the selection of their solicitors....
Dates: 1910 June 9