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 14 On the Spine and its Various Bones

Foramina made for putting forth nerves 23

The path in the vertebrae for the dorsal medulla is not the only one carved out: the safest possible passages (Q, Q) [foramen intervertebrale] and foramina are also hollowed out in the human 24 vertebrae for thirty pairs of nerves 25 (three figs. preceding ch. 11, Bk. 4) that originate in the dorsal medulla [medulla spinalis]; I will explain these in the section on nerves. In the separate descriptions of vertebrae, however, some mention of these foramina will often occur, especially as they are not of the same kind or equal number in all the vertebrae.



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 14 On the Spine and its Various Bones