(Chapter 32) Footnote 12:
Whatever the source of Vesalius’ information here, Marinus (ca. 130 AD) was an Alexandrian anatomist whom Galen mentions some 56 times in his surviving works and credits with reviving anatomy at Alexandria. See also Vesalius’ Introduction, n. 27. In his summary of Marinus’ large work on anatomy in De libris propriis, Galen mentions Marinus’ description in the eighth book of tw=n e(kate/rwqen tou= go/natoj xondrwdw=n o)stw=n, “the cartilaginous bones on each side of the knee,” probably the semilunar menisci rather than the kneecap.