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 6 On the Eight Bones of the Head and the Sutures Connecting Them

FIGURE LEGEND OF THE SIXTH AND SEVENTH FIGURES

The two immediately preceding figures are marked with several letters; here Greek capitals serve best to mark sutures of the bones of the head, which can be observed even on the inner surface of the skull where the brain is contained. The remaining characters visible in these figures will show the foramina of the skull. 29

G G In the seventh figure the coronal suture [sutura coronalis] is illustrated, not presenting its structure as precisely as on the outer surface.
D D [ 6 , 7 ] The lambdoid suture [sutura lambdoidea], shown in the seventh figure; there is also a D in the sixth, marking the same suture.
Q Q The sagittal suture [sutura sagittalis] in Figure Seven. The letters which follow refer only to the sixth. 30
L L Squamous adhesion [sutura parietomastoidea et squamosa] of the left temple.
C C Extension 31 of the lambdoid suture of the left side, which runs through the base of the skull.
P Line [synchondrosis spheno-occipitalis] common to the cuneiform and occipital bones, joining the two sides or extensions of the lambdoid suture.
S S Section of the suture [sutura sphenosquamosa] around the cuneiform bone, common to this bone, the frontal bone, 32 and the eighth bone [os ethmoidale, crista galli] of the head, to be marked A, B in the eighth figure. If you follow from P to S [sutura sphenosquamosa], and hence to the other S, then to the first Y [sutura sphenofrontalis] and the second Y, you will have made a line around the cuneiform bone on the inner surface of the left side. And if you imagined the same letters placed on the appropriate sutures of the right side as on the left, and followed them around, you would have included the entire cuneiform bone described here.



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 6 On the Eight Bones of the Head and the Sutures Connecting Them