Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy was Medical Officer of the Classic Star Trek Enterprise. "Bones" is short for "Sawbones", a traditional 16th-17th century nickname for shipboard surgeons. Dr. McCoy evoked the character-type of the Kindly Country Doctor found in Western movies. He stood for the values of compassion and individualism opposite Spock's values of logic and social duty. Spock's social duty reigned on this 1960s series set in a decade which asked what you can do for your country.