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 39 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Copy of typed letter from C.D Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to the National Directors of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society in Rochester, New York, stating the success of Oscar Ginsberg's stay at the Sanitorium. Letter states that an examination has concluded that he should be discharged, however, because of the expressed interest from the National Directors his stay will be extended from November 16th to January 1st, 1909. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Overview Handwritten envelope in ink from "A. Frankel, 45 Edward St., Secretary of Sons of Israel Lodge No. 311: O.B.A. Rochester, N.Y." and is addressed to "C.D. Spivak 4424 Court Place, Denver, Colorado."
Overview Handwritten letter from A. Frankel in Rochester, New York to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs this letter is a response to a previous letter from Spivak. Replies that Sam Trotsky has been sent to Denver at the expense of the Sons of Israel Lodge #311 because Trotsky's physician insisted that he must travel to Colorado. Frankel informs that while the lodge has provided for Trotsky's fare Frankel knows that it may be some time before the patient can be admitted to the JCRS Sanatorium and...
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink from A. Frankel in Rochester, New York to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs that a member of the Sons of Israel Lodge #311, the lodge A. Frankel is secretary of, has been sent to Denver as he is afflicted with tuberculosis. Informs that Trotsky will apply for admittance to JCRS Sanatorium once he arrives in Denver and Frankel expresses his wish that Spivak will accept Trotsky as a patient as soon as the Sanatorium has space for him. Informs that in the...
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink from A. Frankel, Secretary of the Sons of Israel Lodge #311, in Rochester, New York to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado introduces a Mr. Samuel Trotsky. Frankel informs that Trotsky is a member of the Sons of Israel lodge and is afflicted with tuberculosis and wishes to be admitted to the JCRS Sanatorium as soon as there is space for him. Frankel informs that he hopes Spivak will accept Trotsky and do everything possible for the man while he stays at the...
Letter from A.D. Joffe, A.J. Samuelsohn, R. Goldstein, and Mrs. Bernard Rose to C.D. Spivak, 1908 December 6
Overview Typed letter from A.D. Joffe, A.J. Samuelsohn, R. Goldstein, and Mrs. Bernard Rose in Rochester, New York to Dr. C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. Letter introduces Mr. B. Ginsburg and informs that doctors in New York have advised Mr. Ginsburg to leave for Denver, and requests the Spivak and the JCRS office to do all they can to accomodate him. Letter is signed in black ink, "A.D. Joffe, A.J. Samuelsohn, R. Goldstein, Mrs. Bernard Rose." Post Script reads "This young man is the same one that the...
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. A. Frankel, secretary of Sons of Israel Lodge #311 O.B.A. in Rochester, New York informs that Samuel Trotsky, a member of Frankel's lodge, has been invited to enter the JCRS Sanatorium to regain his health. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. A. Frankel in Rochester, New York informs that Spivak has received correspondence from A. Frankel in reference to Samuel Trotsky. Spivak informs that many people afflicted with tuberculosis sent to Denver expect to be admitted to the Sanatorium as soon as they arrive and have no money for lodging while they wait for admittance. Spivak informs that Mr. A. Frankel's support of Samuel Trotsky is right and Spivak thanks him for it. Letter is...
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. A. Frankel in Rochester, New York informs that Spivak has received Frankel's previous letter regarding a Mr. Samuel Trotsky. Spivak informs that the Sanatorium of JCRS was intended only for those patients who are truly poor and cannot pay for board and lodging. Informs that if Sam Trotsky's family can take care of him, as Frankel had stated in a previous letter, it would be unjust to admit him to the Sanatorium while their are others in...
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. B. Ginsburg in Rochester, New York, response to a letter from B. Ginsburg requesting a receipt #16662 for $126.45 given by the "Autro-Am.[sic] Line" on August 17th, 1909. Informs that the requested receipt is enclosed with the letter. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.