Re: The Official STAR TREK Grading & Discussion Thread [SPOILERS]
His wife got "the planet" in the divorce and his bones were all that she left him.
Which is a dumb way to get a nickname. Furthered by the fact that for decades the explanation was that it was derived from the military nick name for a doctor - Sawbones.
For me, and for many of us, the future is now in the past.