Today is the birthday of Leonard McCoy, M.D., born on this day in Georgia on the planet Earth, Stardate -95947.94, in the year 2227.
Son of David, McCoy graduated from the University of Mississippi then went on to Starfleet Academy School of Medicine.
A general physician, exobiologist and skilled
surgeon, in 2266, Lt. Commander “Bones” McCoy was assigned to the Federation
Starship USS Enterprise, under the command of Captain James T. Kirk, where he
served as chief medical officer on that historic ship’s deep space exploration
missions where he became famous for his signature catchphrases, "I'm a
doctor, (Jim) not a(n)..." when asked to perform duties outside his role
as medical officer, and declaring, matter of factly, when someone or something
is clearly deceased, "He's dead, Jim."
McCoy’s career and exploits are well known and have been widely documented on television, in print and in film. He created a cure for the life prolongation virus of the Onlines’ homeworld, transported himself into Earth's past, creating a history without a Federation or Enterprise; he was the first xenophysician to treat the Horta silicon-based lifeform, the first to describe and find the cure for flying neural parasites, discovered the source and cure to the plague on Dramia II and synthesized a vaccine for Aquans syndrome among other notable medical accomplishments.