Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 1 The Nature, Use, and Diversity of Bone

Cartilage

Likewise, one will not readily ascertain the types [e.g., os costale] that can hang from cartilage, unless the nature of cartilage has been explained. So long as cartilage is unknown, it is hard to understand which bones are altogether without cartilage, such as the bones of the vertex; which are covered with it everywhere, like some bones of the carpus, or only in some part, like the femur; which degenerate into cartilage, like the bones of the nose, the ribs, and the sternum. 16



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 1 The Nature, Use, and Diversity of Bone