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

Sutures of the naturally shaped head.

First, the natural shape 50 of the head has three sutures: two transverse, of which one is in the sinciput, the other in the occiput (C, D in figures 3 and 4, D, D in figures 6 and 7) [sutura lambdoidea]; the third (in figure 3, from D through E to B; Q Q in figure 7) [sutura sagittalis] extends from the middle of the posterior suture, or that which is in the occiput, through the longitude of the head to the middle of the anterior suture [sutura coronalis].



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