(Chapter 33) Footnote 35:

“Would it be better for [man] to have feet round and hard like those of a horse, or elongate, broad, soft, and divided into many toes, as they usually are? . . . I have said enough to show that it was better for the feet to be elongate and soft” ( De usu partium 3.184.18-21 and 186.16-18, tr. May 1968, pp. 161 f.). The 1555 edition omits the last clause (“wide and soft”) of Vesalius’ sentence, adding instead in parentheses that the human foot “is otherwise extremely short.”