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

In what part of the bones marrow is located

Marrow is located not only in these larger hollows [cavitas medullaris] of the bones, as one would think; the small cavities built like sponges are also packed with marrow no less than the more conspicuous spaces. In my account of the individual bones I will carefully explain that these hollows and bone density are most justly provided to each of the bones in proportion to its need of greater or lesser lightness, strength, and hardness, or proportionately to its control of this or that organ of sense. 25



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