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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.


Leḳsiḳon 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 3635 Collections and/or Records:

Check, 1911 April 4

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00033

Check, 1911-04-10

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00034

Check, 1911 April 17

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00035

Check, 1911 April 25

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00036

Check, 1911 April 27

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00037

Check, 1911 May 2

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00038

Check, 1911 May 8

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00039

Check, 1911 May 15

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00040

Check, 1911 May 22

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00041

Check, 1911 May 29

Identifier: B002.01.0103.0149.00042