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 23 On the Humerus or Arm Bone

Humerus and Brachium

The bone which is articulated to the scapula and the lower arm (S to R and T, V in the skeletons) is called the humerus by Celsus and many others, braxi/wn by the Greeks (and very many Latin authors). In our account to distinguish the whole bulk of bone and muscles, nerves, veins, arteries, skin, and whatever else goes into the construction of the arm from the bone itself, when referring only to the bone we shall call it the humerus, or sometimes the brachial bone. But when we refer to the other parts of the limb together with the bone, we will use the word brachium, not unfittingly in the interest of clear exposition.



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 23 On the Humerus or Arm Bone