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

The use of the pectoral bone

That the pectoral bone was created to stabilize the ribs that form the space of the thorax in a series of rings, is I think known to all. Likewise it is known that it serves in the second place as a bulwark and performs those functions for man that the thoracic bones as a class provide, which we stated at the beginning of this chapter.



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