(Chapter 25) Footnote 14:
The following, some of it transferred from the beginning of the 1543 figure legend, is added to the beginning of the 1555 narrative: “The part which we vulgarly call the brachium when we say that man is endowed with arms and legs, meaning everything from the scapula to the end of the fingers and the tips of the nails, was called the “hand” (or rather xei/r) by Hippocrates and often by Galen. What is called the manus by nearly all the Latins and which we measure from the lowest end of the forearm and the loose joint attaching the hand to the forearm out to the end of the fingers, was called by Hippocrates a)kro/xeir, as if to say the farthest or end hand. This distinction, however fitting for the Greeks, cannot be of much use for those writing in Latin. We shall divide the hand only into wrist, metacarpus, and digits and give each its own chapter. In the present we shall describe the part which is articulated to the forearm,” etc.