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 19 On the Bones of the Thorax

Not all ribs are of equal length

The amount of this cartilage is not the same in all the ribs, and their length is likewise not equal. The first and twelfth are the shortest, then the second and eleventh; all of these have short cartilages. The sixth, seventh, and eighth are the longest, and also have the longest cartilages.



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 19 On the Bones of the Thorax