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

The humerus is not larger than all the bones after the femur, as Galen believes.

In Galen’s opinion, 10 the humerus is the largest of all the bones of the body with the sole exception of the femur; but one grants that the fibula and the tibia significantly excel the humerus in length. Moreover, the tibia surpasses it in thickness and weight just as the bones articulated to the sides of the sacrum far surpass the humerus in weight. 11 Thus we can think of several bones besides the femur to which the humerus yields in magnitude. But on this point and a great many others we shall yield to the authority of Galen, since others will not permit us to oppose his opinions. 12



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