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 15 On the Vertebrae of the Neck or Cervix

Depressions of the first vertebra that receive the protuberances of the second

In the lower region of the first cervical vertebra, beneath the two depressions [massa lateralis et facies articularis superior] in which the head is received, two others [massa lateralis et facies articularis inferior] (the right is Y, the left a and b in figure 4) are lightly and superficially incised; having a concave surface, they are for this reason termed glhnoeidei=j. 58 Their outline is round, having in their center (between a and b in figure 4) a scarcely distinguishable hollow; but the outer brows of the depressions (b in figure 4) descend much deeper than the inner ones (a in figure 4), 59 if you imagine this vertebra pressing into the second in an erect body. 60



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 15 On the Vertebrae of the Neck or Cervix