Milt was born at Beth Israel Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 10, 1936 to Eastern European immigrants, Mildred and Joseph Kogan. Joseph earned a degree as a pharmacist from Temple University and after one year moved his family across the Delaware River to Camden, New Jersey, where he set up a pharmacy that lasted for 40 years and became a neighborhood icon. Milt found success at Woodrow Wilson high school as a basketball player, winning choice on Camden, N.J. City All-Star Basketball Team in 1953. He won acceptance to prestigious Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., where he performed as leading scorer on his college freshman team. In his first game, the next year, for the varsity, unfortunately, he suffered a severe knee injury, before modern knee surgery, which essentially ended his high caliber performances. Still, in 1957, he was voted Captain of the Cornell Basketball Team. Milt went on to medical school, instead, and graduated with a D.O. degree and then an M.D. fro

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