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 between the head and other bones.

There are other sutures common to the head and other bones such as the upper maxilla, and the bone they call the sphenoid (O, P in figs. 3, 4, 5 and nearly all of fig. 8) from its resemblance to a wedge—it is likewise the only one of its kind and, like several bones of the body, without a mate. Some count it among the bones of the head, others among those of the upper maxilla, since it is in between the two of them. But it is much more correctly ascribed to the bones of the head than to those of the upper maxilla, since it makes up an area that is not the smallest in the space of the skull where the brain is located, along with other bones that all anatomists associate with the skull. But we shall now endeavor to explain its shape and size, and the sutures by which it is surrounded.



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