(Chapter 29) Footnote 71:
For anatomy at the dinner table, cf. Ch. 15 p. 238 above: “. . . it is possible to look at the neck of a hare or a rabbit or a lamb or a kid while eating and see more clearly than light that the motion which is rotary is performed over the second vertebra.” (1543 p. 67). Cf. the statements on the number of pectoral bones in quadrupeds in Ch. 19, p. 319 (1543 p. 91), the shape of the hyoid bone in sheep (end of Ch. 20, 1543 p. 94), the presence of an acromion in animals in Ch. 21, p. 378 (1543 p. 100), the knee joint in Ch. 31, p. 463 (1543 p. 139), and the appearance of nerves in Bk. 4 ch. 1. The 1555 edition substitutes the following final sentence: “As a result, the lines of each side by no means cut through the bone into those areas (reading in eas sedes for in ea sedes) which we shall call the iliac bone, the hipbone [os ischii] and the pubic bone.” — which is to say that the cartilaginous lines in the child’s acetabulum are situated where the three bones of the hip join, marking the boundaries without cutting into any of the three bones.