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 4 On the Structural Relationships of Bones

To withstand hardship

Also in my account of the sutures of the head (to look no further for examples) 2 you will hear that the skull is formed not of one bone but many, lest if it is damaged in one part it will burst wide open, and as in an earthen jar the damage extend beyond the edge of a bone; but the breakage will come to an end with the bone, at the suture.



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 4 On the Structural Relationships of Bones