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

The foramen that transmits the second pair of nerves of the dorsal medulla to the posterior. 93

The second vertebra of the neck is lightly carved out on the posterior surface [lamina arcus vertebrae] (p in fig. 6) of the swellings 94 by which it is joined to the first vertebra so as together with the first vertebra to make a foramen [f. intervertebrale] (r in figure 11) on each side by which the second pair 95 of nerves of the dorsal medulla escapes to the posterior. But the first vertebra forms the greater portion of this foramen, being quite noticeably hollowed out (q in fig. 4) [massa lateralis atlantis] near the posterior part of the depressions by which it is articulated to the second vertebra.



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