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

What kind of dwelling Nature prepared for the brain.

It is extremely advantageous that the brain, the seat of reason (which like a queen rules in the highest part of the body and holds sway over two desirous spirits), 41 is kept under safe protection. For this purpose, the provident Maker of things imparted protection to the brain, made not just of skin and fleshy parts, as in the abdomen, or of bones separated from each other at intervals as in the thorax, but he surrounded it on all sides with a helmetlike bone.



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