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 21 On the Scapuli

The base of the scapula

Its first side (from Z through X to Y in figs. 1-3), 24 which we shall invariably call the base [margo medialis] of the scapula, is that area which extends along the longitude of the back closest to the spines of the thoracic vertebrae. This base consists of a slanting line which is inclined above and below obliquely toward the side of the body as if in a convex arc, but in the middle is often somewhat lunate and hollow. Sometimes the whole base of the scapula


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is convex over its entire course 25 like this: ( , and this base is rather thin, though it appears somewhat thicker in its lower and upper portion than elsewhere, and the thickness of the lower part exceeds that of the upper.



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 21 On the Scapuli